Ebonyi to reshuffle teachers, sack zonal supervisors, others


Governor David Umahi has ordered for the immediate reshufling of all Ebonyi State schools' teachers and their heads within their respective Local Government Areas.

This was made known by the Secretary to the State Government and Coordinating Commissioner, Dr Kenneth Igwe Ugbala in a statement.

In the statement, Governor Umahi also directed the immediate removal from offices all Zonal Education Supervisors in the state.

He said the discplinary action was met on them to ascertain the level of their involvement in the fraud in the state education system.

He noted that consequently, all the Education Secretaries who were on leave have also been removed from their offices.

According to him, "all teachers, Headmasters and Principals (both Junior and Senior) are to be reshuffled within their Local Government Areas." 

He equally directed 'the 13 Local Government Chairmen to liaise with concerned authorities to carry out the directive.'

NATIONAL PANEL reports that the decision followed the emergency meeting held at the Presidential Lodge New Government House, Abakaliki, between Governor Umahi and stakeholders in education sector, on how to improve the State education system.

It also gathered that  the State Governor also directed that all Local Government Areas in the State are to organize education and health summits to reevaluate the education and health systems.

The summit, both education and health stakeholders were said to contribute useful suggestions on how to make the systems more functional.

It recalls that the Secretary to the State Government and Coordinating Commissioner to coordinate the exercise which is slated to commence from 1st July, 2021.

“All the Headmasters and Principals of schools are hereby directed to ensure regular clearing of their school premises and also, every pupil, student and staff of each school is to plant at least one tree and this should be supervised by the 13 Council Chairmen in their various LGAs.

"All concerned  are urged to strictly comply with this directive," the statement also read.

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