Monday, 28 January 2019


By Uchino Amatey

The Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (CR-SUBEB) has conducted documentation exercise for 2,220 newly recruited primary school teaching and non-teaching staff at the West African people's Institute (WAPI), Calabar.
The exercise which included issuance of appointment letters followed the successful completion of interviews by the Board for applicants to fill the vacancies created by retirement and death cases in the primary school system. 

While addressing the new recruits, the Executive Chairman SUBEB, Dr Stephen Odey, said the recruitment of teachers and security-men is one of Government measures to reposition the education sector for quality delivery. He added that, the recruitment is also expected to address prevalent manpower shortage in the system arising from retirements, as well as tackle the security challenges confronting some public schools across the State.

Dr Odey described the gesture as a demonstration of Governor Ben Ayade's passion for the well being of Cross Riverians through multiple job creation.  He lauded the Governor for his peculiar interest and priority attention accorded primary education in the state and urged teachers to reciprocate the gesture by supporting the present administration. 

The SUBEB Boss further charged the newly recruited staff to live up to their responsibilities and show dedication and commitment, as the Board will not tolerate any form of truancy or incompetence.
Speaking on behalf of the newly recruited staff, Ofem Nnanke expressed gratitude to Governor Ayade for reducing the unemployment level in the State, she pledged to reciprocate government's effort by being exemplary. She further applauded the Board for a thorough and transparent recruitment exercise.