THE Chairman of Enugu State Universal Basic Education (ENSUBEB), Mr Ikeje Asogwa, has said that only best brains will be recruited by the board in the ongoing primary school teachers’ recruitment exercise.
Asogwa, who made the statement while speaking with Maka Ndigbo in Enugu on Monday said that public primary education system in the state had suffered a lot of neglect in terms of inadequate and sound teaching in the past decade.
He said that the board would make use of this employment window to ensure that only best brains were employed so as to correct the long time anomaly in the primary school system.
The chairman, therefore, maintained that the board would not cut corners in the ongoing recruitment exercise, adding that the society and the state would be the greatest beneficiaries when best brains were employed to teach their pupils and children.
“It is high time we joined hands to reposition the primary school system in the state and this has to start with the recruitment of sound teachers to teach in our primary schools.
“We cannot recruit poor brains in our schools and expect the best from our pupils and school children. Somebody who wants to teach should be sound enough to pass the teachers recruitment examinations exercise and oral interview. If we support the best, it will pay off in the quality of our primary school children.”
“Our plan is to reposition public primary schools such that parents will have no reason sending their children to private schools where they spend heavily,” he explained.