Anambra Government denies sacking qualified teachers

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The  Anambra State Government has debunked the allegation that it has sacked teachers engaged by the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of various schools. 
Some protesters on Thursday stormed and barricaded the entrance of the State House of Assembly, Awka displaying placards with various inscriptions, claiming to have been engaged by the State Government before the termination of their jobs by the present government. 

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Governor Chukwuma Soludo while reacting through the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime said no qualified teacher was disengaged from service rather, the government is doing some repositioning.
“For the avoidance of doubt, no qualified teacher in the state’s school system has been relieved of his/her appointment.
“The government is rather repositioning the education sector according to standard practice and in line with the objectives of the Soludo administration.
“The affected PTA teachers who were converted to the school system in the last days of the last administration in irregular and hazy circumstances were only asked to regularize their employment with the government by taking part in the online teachers’ recruitment test initiated by the state.
“Teachers all over the world are recruited through a serious and systematic pedagogical based process. The conversion method is rather new to the teaching field and is totally unacceptable in the state.”

According to him, the idea is to ensure that only those with requisite qualifications, proven capacity and commensurate experiences are recruited into the system. It is not to witch-hunt anybody or take away anybody’s job.
“Please ignore any mischievous or unfounded publication on this matter. At all times, Prof. Soludo means well for the good people of Anambra State and will stop at nothing in giving them the best, education inclusive.’’ (MOI)

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