This is a bad time for 5,666 public schools teachers in Abia State after Governor Okezie Ikpeazu ordered their immediate sack.
The public secondary school teachers who were employed between 2018 and 2020 across the state, were said run foul of the state’s recruitment process.
In a statement signed by the Chief of Staff to the governor, Dr Anthony Agbazuere, the state government said the governor took the decision after receiving the report of the committee set up to investigate employments carried out at the Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB) without waiver.
The governor also sacked the Executive Secretary of SEMB, Mr. Lawrence Ogbonnaya, who was the mastermind of the said recruitment.
Out of 5,853 teachers that were given jobs during the employment exercise during that time under review, only 187 were employed through a waiver from Governor.