Anambra Governor Chukwuma Soludo has announced the recruitment of 3,000 additional teachers to be posted exclusively to public schools in the State.
Soludo made the announcement on Friday during a visit to Community Secondary School, CSS, Isuofia, Aguata Council Area.
The Governor had employed 5,000 teachers last year barely nine months old in office.
According to him, the recruitment of additional teachers was part of his agenda to end the era of PTA Teachers and provide accessible, qualitative education for all children in the state.
“The public sector sets the standard and model for education. Our mission is to take public sector education to enviable heights, transforming it into pacesetters for education,” he added.
While reiterating his administration’s commitment to recruit best teachers, regardless of their origin, Soludo assured his government was working round the clock to provide accessible and quality education as the foundation for the future.
“Anambra children deserve to be taught by the best teachers in the world. When we say free education, people think it is free tuition but there are dozens of fees students pay.
“It has taken decades for the public system to come down. You can measure the quality of every educational system by the quality of teachers and quality of teaching,” he stressed.
The Governor further noted that his administration intended to mainstream the full meaning of “free education” and ensure children of the poor have access to quality education.
“The future of Anambra is with the students and our children. Without knowledge and wisdom, it becomes raw power.
“This is the digital age and we are taking this message to every child in primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions, to seize the moment. Our Government is about them.”