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BREAKING: Udom cancels recruitment of 5000 teachers

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Some of the 5000 teachers holding a prayer and fasting session at Ibom Plaza, Uyo. The teachers had taken the matter to God, with the hope that the governor will be “touched” to order their postings…Picture taken in August, 2016.

Governor Udom Emmanuel has directed the cancellation of the recruitment of 5,000 teachers conducted by the State Secondary Education Board in 2015.

In a press release signed by the Head of Service, Mrs Ekereobong Akpan and made available to TheMail Newspaper, the government declared null and void all letters of appointment earlier issued to the affected persons by the State Secondary Education Board.

The release states further that the state government will make adequate arrangement for the engagement of qualified Akwa Ibom indigenes to teach in the state public secondary schools as soon as possible.

It could be recalled that the 5,000 teachers who were recruited under the administration of immediate past Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio between February and April, 2015 were yet to be deployed to schools.

When the incumbent governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel came on board, he suspended the deployment of the teachers, stating that the recruitment process was faulty. He said there were irregularities in the recruitment process coupled with false certificate and credentials by those offered employment letters.

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