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Ayade approves recruitment of 1, 000 teachers


Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Determined to improve the quality of teaching staff at the basic education level, Governor Ben Ayade, of Cross River State, has given approval for the recruitment of 1, 000 teachers, by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

A statement in Calabar, signed by the Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Dr. Stephen Odey, said the governor gave the approval following discoveries made by the board during its teachers’ verification exercise.

It stated that the insufficient number of teachers at the basic education level, was occasioned by high rate of teachers with fake certificates, retirement from service and deaths, thus compelling the board to approach the governor with a request for more teachers to be hired.

“We are glad to inform the general public/applicants that His Excellency, the governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade, has graciously approved the recruitment of 1,000 teachers across the state by SUBEB,” the statement read.

It requested suitably qualified applicants “to forward their applications, with photocopies of their credentials (NCE/B.Ed), including email/telephone numbers to the board chairman, from Monday August 29th to Monday September 12th, 2016.

The statement, which stressed that applicants will be subjected to aptitude tests, oral interviews/verification of certificates emphasising “that any applicant that submits fake/forged certificates will be handed over to the security agencies for prosecution.”

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