Anambra State government said yesterday that it would employ no fewer than 1,500 primary school teachers.
Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Nzemeka Olisa, who made this known to journalists in Awka, noted that the candidates are expected to have a minimum of National Certificate in Education, NCE.
He said the employment was necessitated by the retirement of about 600 teachers in the state school system, adding that the board had promoted no fewer than 4,000 teachers recently.
Nzemeka further said that 87 of such teachers were promoted from grade level 15 to 16, thereby according them the status of directors. He said the promotion was an accumulation of 2012 and 2013 of such exercise, stressing that the 2014/2015 batch of promotion was being compiled with a view to effecting it as soon as possible.
The board chairman noted that they have adopted a system that checked urban drift of teachers by posting them to their home places with the attendant allowances, if the areas were in rural communities.
He said under his tenure, teachers who distinguished themselves morally were rewarded by sending them to pilgrimages in Jerusalem, adding that 21 teachers had benefited from such gesture, four were dismissed for moral bankruptcy, while several others are facing different panels over bad conduct.

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