The Akwa Ibom State Government is set to recruit 1,000 teachers.
State Governor Udom Emmanuel has also directed that the 2019 promotion results for teachers be released immediately.
The decision was made during the State Executive Council meeting of the Akwa Ibom State Government. It was chaired by the Governor, Mr Emmanuel, and had other top officials in attendance.
In a statement released on Wednesday November 25, the Commissioner for Information & Strategy Mr Ini Ememobong said the meeting focused solely on education.
He said Council received the 10-year report titled ‘Akwa Ibom State Education Roadmap (AKSER)’ presented by the Chairman of the Education Think Tank, Prof Hilary Inyang.
“This report contained explicit situation analysis, comprehensive needs assessment and strategic action plan. This report accommodated all the levels of education and took cognizance of current and projected demographics,” the statement said.
“Furthermore, the status report of the Akwa Ibom State University was presented by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nse Essien. He gave a comprehensive report of the challenges, prospects and Programmes of the university.
“The Report of the state of Secondary Education was presented by the Chairman State Secondary Education Board, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ekaette Ebong Okon. She extensively reported on the current situation of infrastructure, personnel and curriculum of secondary schools.
“The state of primary education report was presented by the Permanent Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Mr. Ezekiel Umoh. The report focused on the current state of interventions ongoing in 159 schools across the state,” the commissioner noted in the statement.
He added that the Council also directed that the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) “must complete the intervention in all the 159 schools by the first quarter of 2021”.