CRSG to employ additional 1000 primary school teachers


By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar.
Cross River State Government has concluded plans to engage additional 1000 primary school teachers as it had completed an aptitude test for this purpose.
This was announced to newsmen in Calabar  by the Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr Stephen Odey
He said, “I was personally involved and all my board members and management, and we also got the services of some University lecturers who have been very helpful to us. They have done so well to assist. Nobody including myself seated here knows anybody that wrote the exam. Even if it is my family member that wrote the exam I don’t know because nobody wrote his or her name on the question paper.
According to him, “what I did was that every candidate had a number. Even the lecturers who are marking don’t know who is who. It will be conference marking. That is how we try to be as careful as possible and get the best for Cross River State.”
Odey said with the approval of the governor, Prof Ben Ayade, the board would take over the payment of salaries for primary school teachers to address problems of disparity in payment.
With this new development, he said, teachers would soon be getting their salaries regularly from December.
Odey said the board would continue to remain transparent in all its activities including award of contracts.
He debunked reports of purported anger in the state over award of contracts as baseless and false, describing them as the work of detractors.


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