Teachers Recruitment Scam: Enugu House Makes U- Turn, Says Exercise OkayFeatured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, ENUGU
ENUGU NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Less than two weeks the Enugu State House of Assembly, nullified the just concluded teachers recruitment exercise in the state over alleged corruption that marred the assignment carried out by the Enugu state Universal Basic Education Board, ESUBEB, the House has reversed itself.
African Examiner recalled that the House had resolved that the recruitment exercise aimed at employing about 2000 primary school teachers be cancelled because of series of alleged complaints of irregularities by applicants during the exercise.
But the lawmakers, had on Tuesday during its plenary, made a u-turn asking the Commissioner for Education, Professor. Uchenna Eze, to go ahead and conclude the process of recruiting the 2,000 primary school teachers.
Speaker of the House, Edward Ubosi, in his remarks, directed that the House Committee on Education should investigate the issue further and report back to the House next sitting, October 18, 2016, while the exercise continues.
Sequel to the complaints of the perceived irregularities, the House had invited the Chairman of ESUBEB, Chief Ikeje Asogwa to appear before it and when not satisfied with his explanation, went ahead to invite the commissioner of the supervising ministry, Ministry of Education, Prof. Uche to come and explain the role of his ministry during the controversial exercise.
However, professor Eze, while defending the conduct of the exercise as fair and credible had told the lawmakers that, “the exercise did not exclude anybody from ENSUBEB Board as alleged by the permanent secretary.
He said that although no process of that nature is error free, but in his estimation, the exercise had 70% success and urged that the rest of the process be allowed to continue.
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