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Recruitment of 2000 teachers: Enugu Assembly calls for fresh exercise

By Chinedu Adonu

ENUGU—ENUGU State House of Assembly, yesterday, called for a repeat of the recruitment exercise of over 2,000 primary school teachers to include those that were not given the opportunity to participate in the controversial exercise.

The resolution to re-conduct the recruitment exercise followed recommendations contained in a report submitted to the House by  the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, charged with the responsibility of looking into the exercise.

Recall that the House had earlier moved for the outright annulment of the exercise as a result of complaints of irregularities noticed during the exercise held September, conducted by Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board, ENSUBEB.

The House resolved to mandate the committee to carry out further investigation into the exercise after they had invited the management of ENSUBEB and Commissioner for Education, but were not satisfied with their defence and explanations on how the exercise was conducted.

The Speaker, Edward Ubosi, had mandated the committee to carry out the investigation and report to the House within two weeks.

Among other things, the House Committee recommended that there should be fair and equitable distribution of qualified candidates in the recruitment.

The report, which was presented by the House Committee Chairman on Education, Matthew Ugwueze (Igbo-Eze South), also submitted that qualified volunteer teachers should be considered.

Leader of the House, Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, thanked the Committee on Education for a good job and asked his colleagues to accept the report.



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