Imo State government has begun the process of recruiting 4,000 teachers into the state’s civil service.
The Governor expressed his approval for the employment exercise in a letter sent to the executive Secretary, Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB), Mrs. Oby Anyakudo, by Mr. TUC Nwokonkwo, the principal secretary to the Governor. The letter dated Friday, October 18 was in reference to an earlier letter by the SEMB asking for the governor’s approval to go ahead with the recruitment exercise.
The letter read in part, “His Excellency, the governor of Imo state, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has approved the employment of 4,000 teachers into the Secondary Education Management Board. “Please take steps to implement the governor’s approval,”
The Imo government has implemented a policy that ensures that the teaching of Igbo language is mandatory in public-owned schools in the state. This was made known to the public by Professor Onwuliri, the State’s Commissioner of Education at the matriculation ceremony of the Imo state College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu recently.
Onwuliri said that Imo children need to know their roots and the best the Government can do is to encourage the teaching of the Igbo language which is the Imo heritage in schools.