Anambra State House of Assembly has dismissed the petition brought before it by the Traditional Rulers and Presidents-General of Town Unions in Awka North Local Government Area alleging that the recent Teachers recruitment exercise conducted by Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board in the area shortchanged their indigenes.
Recently, Traditional Rulers and Presidents-General of Awka North Local Government Area wrote a petition to the House on the grounds that the fifty one persons recruited by the ASUBEB to teach in public schools in the area, twenty six are non indigenes contrary to the intention of the State Government to recruit only indigenes in hard to reach areas like their local government.
In furtherance to the mandate given to the Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Public Petitions to ascertain the veracity of the petition, the Committee directed the ASUBEB to send an invitation to all the newly recruited teachers from Awka North through the Education Secretary for proper investigation.
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Honourable Emeka Aforka who is the Chairman, House Committee on Public Petitions while reading out the findings of the Committee on the natter during plenary, said they discovered that of the twenty-six persons alleged to be non indigenes, about twenty one persons that honoured the invitation were all indigenes of the local government area.
Honorable Aforka further informed the House that his committee recommended among other things that the petition be dismissed for lacking in merit, that ASUBEB should proceed with the documentation and posting of their already cleared teachers.
It directed ASUBEB to clear the remaining five persons that have not been cleared before it proceeds with the posting, urging the citizenry to always conduct proper investigation before writing any petition to avoid presenting a petition that has no facts.
The Speaker of the House, Right Honourable Uche Okafor read out the resolution, while the lawmakers supported it through a voice vote.