ANAMBRA State Government has approved recruitment of 500 science teachers into the state’s secondary schools.
This is as a result of government’s pragmatic efforts at ensuring that Anambra remains top in education among the 36 states of the federation, especially in the field of science and technology.
Anambra State Head of Service, Harry Udu announced this while interacting with newsmen shortly after a defence of the 2020 budget on Oct. 19, at the Anambra State House of Assembly, Awka.
“The governor has approved the recruitment of no fewer than 500 science teachers as a way to mitigate against impending vacuum in the area of science subjects in schools.
“I call on qualified individuals to start applying immediately since it is only 500 candidates that will be employed,” the HOS said.
The civil service boss, however, pointed out the need for continuous training and retraining of workers, saying that the workforce had presently more of young officers, who would soon be occupying major offices in their ministries.
Mr Udu noted that the training would help to bring the officers up to speed since the older ones were now due for imminent retirement, would not be staying long enough to completely mentor the younger ones.
He enjoined the young officers to remain level-headed and committed to duty, so that they could improve.