Soludo employs 5,000 new teachers in Anambra

Chukwuma Soludo

Gov. Chukwuma Soludo while presenting appointment letters to the newly recruited teachers in Anambra State. (Photo: NAN)

Gov. Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra on Friday presented appointment letters to 5,000 newly recruited teachers in the state.

Soludo, while presenting appointment letters to the teachers in Awka said that the future of the youth of Anambra lies in the hand of teachers.

The governor said the issuance of the appointment letters was in fulfilment of one of the components of his manifesto which was repositioning the education sector for quality manpower development.

“Today, we are keeping one of our promises; we promised to position Anambra as a centre of excellence for human capital development and proactively leapfrog our students/youths as Africa’s digital tribe.

“We have come to end the era of schools without teachers in our primary and secondary schools, with the recruitment and deployment of 5,000 new teachers.

“It marks yet another milestone in Anambra’s bold march towards a liveable and prosperous smart mega city, one that is the preferred destination to live, learn, work, invest, relax and enjoy.

“My fellow teachers, the future of our children and the next generation is in your hands. Anambra, the Light of the Nation, is known for excellence,” NAN quoted Soludo.

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The governor who said he was happy with the process of the recruitment, however,  pointed out that no exercise of such magnitude would go without some complaints.

He said it was a near-perfect process which was designed from the outset to be unique and transparent with integrity.

” My instruction was that only merit can get anyone a placement in the recruitment exercise, the phenomenon of well-placed persons being given “slots” to nominate candidates for recruitment should never happen.

“To demonstrate my commitment to this, I instructed that even if I were to give them any name(s) for employment, they should throw such away.

“Teaching is not just a job, it is a vocation and no one should be employed as a teacher on any consideration other than merit.

“We should never in good conscience sacrifice the future of a generation on the altar of favouritism, and state of origin was not a disqualifying factor.

“Our children need the best teachers irrespective of where they come from,” he said.

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