REPORTER: BEN ILECHUKWU
The Anambra State Government is to recruit additional 3,000 teachers into government owned schools as part of measures to revamp the educational system across the state.
Governor Soludo, who disclosed this during a news conference on free education at Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area, said he was passionate about making Anambra government schools models for other schools.
According to Governor Soludo, the 5000 teachers formerly employed at the inception of his administration were all posted into the Anambra State school system, saying that the additional three thousand teachers to be recruited would also be based on merit.
Governor Soludo, while maintaining that education remained the foundation for the future, said that his government would also be investing massively on qualitative education and infrastructure.
Governor Soludo expressed optimism that public schools, which appeared to be the weakest in all categories of schools, would soon become the standard for all others.
The governor promised to pay the WAEC and JAMB fees for senior secondary three of Community Secondary School Isuofia, including Junior WAEC for the junior secondary.
Governor Soludo also promised to pay the first term school fees for Senior secondary one to three.
The Governor while acknowledging the harsh economic realities of the country, said his administration would ensure that the poor and downtrodden had adequate access to quality education through free education.
Earlier in a welcome speech, the Principal, Community Secondary School, Isuofia, Mrs. Chidinmma Egbo, thanked Governor Soludo for his efforts and achievements in the education sector.
Mrs. Egbo however drew the attention of Governor Soludo to some challenges they face ranging from lack of staff rooms, sports facilities, inadequate teachers, dilapidated classroom blocks snlack of school bus.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU