In its ongoing efforts to tackle unemployment, the Cross River State Government has given approval to the Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB)to recruit 1,000 new teachers across the eighteen Local Government Areas.
Chairman of the Board, Stephen Odey, disclosed this to newsmen in Calabar, as he added that Governor Ben Ayade gave the directives as a result of his administration’s passion to improve the quality of teaching at the basic education level.
The State Governor, Ben Ayade has given approval for the recruitment of 1,000 teachers across the eighteen Local Government Areas of the state by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
The need to employ more teachers according to the Board Chairman Stephen Odey became necessary following the Ben-Ayade led government’s passion to improve the quality of teaching at the basic education level.
According to Odey, the governor is on a mission to resuscitate the state’s educational sector that has been riddled with teachers with fake certificates, ghost workers and the fact that, most teachers employed about 12 years ago had passed on without replacement.
He added that applicants will be made to go through vigorous aptitude test, oral interview and verification of certificates before they can be employed.
Meanwhile, the board has started screening applicants with (NCE/B.Ed) from Monday, August 29, to Monday September 12, 2016.