Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has given approval for the recruitment of 1000 teachers across the eighteen Local Government Areas of the state by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
Speaking in Calabar, the Cross River State Capital, the Board Chairman, Stephen Odey, said the employment of additional 1000 teachers became necessary following the Ben-Ayade led government’s passion to improve the quality of teaching at the basic education level.
The discoveries according to him ranged from, teachers with fake certificates, ghost workers and the fact that, most teachers employed about 12 years ago had passed on without replacement.
Mr. Odey maintained that, the present administration is on a rescue mission in the Educational Sector beginning from the foundation, a process which will begin with the employment of professionals.
He also said applicants will be subjected to vigorous aptitude test, oral interview and verification of certificates before they can be employed.
The board is screening applicants with (NCE/B.Ed) from Monday, August 29, to Monday September 12, 2016.
Some applicants commended the process which according to them is orderly while others sued for flexibility in one of the employment requirements which has to do with age.
The governor had recently restated his commitment to legalise street hawking if the bill he presented before the state House of Assembly is passed.
Adding that Cross River Stat will be the first in the country to licence hawking as he waits for the approval of the bill by the Cross River state House of Assembly.
Ayade said he was desperate to make a difference, as Cross Riverians have a right to make an honest living within the ambit of the law, as there was no crime in making legitimate earnings from hawking as long as it was done under an effective regulatory framework.