ENUGU, JUNE 23, 2016 – Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has threatened to sack any lazy teacher who failed to show dedication and commitment to the profession.
Ugwuanyi gave the warning in Nsukka on Wednesday during the grand finale of a quiz competition he co-sponsored, under the auspices of Ochudo Foundation, with Hon. Chinedu Nwamba, representing Nsukka East Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly.
Ugwuanyi, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Education, Prof Uche Eze, said that his administration was passionate about education and would not allow any teacher to frustrate such efforts.
“The present administration in Enugu State is determined to restore education to its former enviable height and that is why teachers must know that it is no longer business as usual.
“As a teacher in this state, you must not just go to school but you must teach; anything short of that, we shall push you away and employ those ready to work,” the governor said.
In his remark, Nwamba urged other well-meaning people to partner with the government towards moving education forward.
“We are happy about the gains of this quiz and that is why we shall organise a state-wide competition.”
The lawmaker announced that the three students from Agu-Umabor, who emerged champions in the competition, would be awarded scholarship in any of the state’s tertiary institutions
“This administration will not condone any teacher who would constitute a cog in the wheel of the state’s education system,” he said.
The competition, which involved 32 secondary schools in Nsukka Local Government Area of the State, ended with Community Secondary School, Agu Umabor, emerging the champion, while Community Secondary School, Ede-Oballa, came second.
At the end of the exercise, computer sets and cash prizes were given to the two schools, as well as St. Cyprians’ Special Science School, which placed third.