Why I sacked 1,000 teachers – Gov Soludo

Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo has said that not less than 1,000 teachers in the State have been relieved of their duties, because they got employed in a hazy manner.

The Governor revealed that those affected by the decision are to be considered unqualified for the job.

Soludo made the revelation through his Press Secretary, Mr Chris Aburime, via a statement on Thursday.

The statement partly reads: “The attention of the Governor has been drawn to publications on protest by Parents/Teachers Association (PTA) teachers, purportedly converted to permanent staff in Anambra schools.

“The protesters, who barricaded the entrance of the State House of Assembly, displayed placards with various inscriptions, claiming to have been engaged by the State government before the termination of their jobs.

“For the avoidance of doubt, no qualified teacher in the State’s school system has been relieved of his/her appointment.

“The affected PTA teachers were “converted” to the school system in the last days of the last administration in irregular, hazy circumstances.

“They were only asked to regularise their employment with the government by taking part in the online teachers’ recruitment test.”

Recall that the state government had advertised 5,000 vacancies in the Health and Education sectors.

But, over 31,500 have been shortlisted for Computer Based Test, which is scheduled to hold on Saturday.

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