Enugu assembly stops recruitment of 2,000 teachers

· Calls for fresh exercise

The  plan to recruit about 2,000 teachers by the Enugu State government to fill  the vacancies in its primary education system, has suffered a setback following the cancellation of the exercise by the state House of Assembly.

The state   House of Assembly, had, summoned the chairman of the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB), Chief Ikeji Asogwa and the permanent secretary, Mrs Rose Chiama, to  appear before it  on  Thursday to explain why the recruitment  exercise should not be cancelled following the outcry that trailed it.

But the lawmakers were not satisfied with the answers the chairman of ENSUBEB gave  on how the exercise went and the criteria that were followed in the recruitment   process.

The lawmakers, who called for the cancellation of the exercise that took place recently ,said  that the exercise was not conducted in a  normal process, which  led  to complaints from various  relevant stakeholders.

The House reached the conclusion following the position of the ENSUBEB permanent secretary, Mrs Chiama, that she knew nothing about the exercise and that even the board was not in the know, adding that  they were not carried along.

The  lawmakers were  not happy  that the exercise, where 21,000 applied,  took place just within a week to conclude both examination and  oral interview for those shortlisted.

The speaker of the House,Honourable Edward Ubosi,  however, called  for the cancellation of the exercise ordered for  a fresh  exercise.