Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has threatened to sack any lazy teacher who fail to show dedication and commitment to the teaching profession in the state.
Ugwuanyi gave the warning 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.
“This administration would 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 the St. Cyprians’ Special Science School, which came third in the competition.
Ugwuanyi, who was represented by the Commissioner for Education in the state, Prof. Uche Eze said his administration was passionate about education and that he 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 called on other individuals in the State to partner with his government towards moving education forward.
“We are happy about the gains of this quiz and that is why we shall organize a state-wide competition” he said.
The lawmaker announced that the three students from Umabor, who emerged champion in the competition, would get complete University scholarship in any of the tertiary institutions in the state.