Rivers - The Rivers House of Assembly on Tuesday invited the Commissioner for
Education in the state, Miss Alice Lawrence Nemi, to appear before it
She is to explain the circumstances surrounding the ongoing teachers’ recruitment exercise by the state Ministry of Education.
The invitation followed a motion by Mr Ibiso Nwuche, representing Ahoada-East constituency, on the issue.
The assembly asked the commissioner to explain why her ministry
decided to hijack the functions of the Universal Basic Education Board
and the Senior Secondary Schools Management Board by conducting the
It warned that the lawmakers would not entertain any excuse for non-compliance to the resolution.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Otelemaba Amachree, also directed the
suspension of the ongoing teachers recruitment exercise handled by the
“ I want us to amend prayer two and I want prayer two to read thus;,
the Commissioner and her team plus the Permanent Secretary and the
directors should appear before the House tomorrow morning ,10 am.
‘’ Make sure you convey the resolution of the House to her
immediately. We will not entertain any excuse. Tomorrow, she must appear
before the house at 10.00am.’’
Nwuche had, in his motion, prayed the House to suspend the ongoing teachers’ recruitment exercise in the state.
He said the exercise ought to have been handled by the Universal
Basic Education Board (UBEB) and the Senior Secondary Schools Board and
not the ministry.
The lawmaker noted that for the ministry to hijack the exercise, it
had rendered redundant the two boards from carrying out their statutory
NAN reports that all the lawmakers unanimously supported the motion for
the suspension of the exercise and the invitation of the commissioner
and her team.