By Sunny A. David
The Anambra State government says it will recruit 2,500 teachers in addition to the 5,000 recruited in 2022.
The commissioner for education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, disclosed this during the official handover of Umuji Community College, Ebenebe, in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Chuma-Udeh noted that when Governor Chukwuma Soludo declared a state of emergency on Anambra roads, he also declared an emergency on the educational sector in the state, resulting in the massive hiring of teachers.
While lauding the community for taking the initiative to secure their children’s future by constructing the college, she stated that history had been made and advised other communities to emulate Ebenebe.
Chuma-Udeh also announced that the ministry would donate books to the school’s library.
Earlier in his welcome address, the traditional prime minister of Ebenebe, Chief Josephat Nwegwu, said that the idea behind establishing the school was to raise children that will be leaders in the future.
Others who spoke at the ceremony were the traditional ruler of Ebenebe, Igwe Christopher Nnaegbuna; the chairman of the Umuji Village Union, Mr Cletus Ajuora; and the president of the Umuji Women’s Union, Mrs Edith Nnawoba.
The community later presented the commissioner with an award of recognition for her commitment towards improving the education sector in the state.