Awka -The Anambra Government has concluded arrangements to employ no fewer than 1,500 primary school teachers.
Mr Olisa Nzemeka, Chairman of the state’s Universal Basic Education Board, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Awka on Wednesday.
He said that the teachers were expected to have minimum qualification of National Certificate in Education.
Nzemeka said the board had sought permission from the State Government to recruit additional teachers because 643 teachers would retire from the state school system this year.
The chairman said that the board had promoted no fewer than 4,000 teachers recently.
He said 87 of the teachers were promoted from grade level 15 to 16, making them directors in the system.
The chairman said the promotion had accumulated since 2012 and 2013.
He said that the 2014/2015 batch of promotion was being compiled with a view to promoting those who were qualified.
Nzemeka said the board had adopted a system that had checked urban drift of teachers by posting them to their home towns with the attendant allowances, if the areas were in rural communities.
He said that the board had also rewarded teachers who distinguished themselves morally by sending them to pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
According to him, 21 teachers benefited from such gesture, while four got dismissed for moral bankruptcy.
Nzemeke said that several teachers were currently facing different panels for bad behaviour. (NAN)