Ebonyi’s Education Commissioner Announces an End to the Non-Promotion of Teachers

The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Education, Professor Paul Awo Nwobasi, has declared that the era of non-promotion of teachers will soon come to an end in the state.

This announcement was made in Abakaliki during a 5-day training workshop for Head Teachers, Education officers, and Principals of Junior Secondary Schools in Nigeria.

Nwobasi emphasized that the current administration in the state has placed a high priority on education to accelerate the comprehensive development of the state. The event, organized by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Abuja, in collaboration with the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) – Nigeria, Ondo, and the Ministry of Education, Ebonyi State, focused on the theme “Effective School Management in the 21st Century.”

He urged the participants to take the workshop seriously, emphasizing the need for teachers in the state to be innovative, creative, and modern in their approach to imparting knowledge to their students. Nwobasi thanked the teachers for attending and expressed gratitude to NIEPA for conducting the training.

He highlighted the administration’s commitment to advancing education, stating that teachers’ promotions are being actively worked on to address the issue of prolonged non-promotion. He assured that the situation where a teacher works for many years without promotion will soon be a thing of the past.

The Acting Director-General of NIEPA, Dr. Samson O. Oyeromi, emphasized the importance of equipping teachers and principals with the necessary skills required in the 21st century. He urged participants to put the acquired knowledge into practice for the betterment of their schools. A facilitator, Mrs. Folajogwu Akinkuowo, highlighted the various areas covered during the workshop, including instructional leadership, climate change, and stress management.

In a goodwill message, the Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) in Ebonyi State, Patience Ogodo, expressed gratitude to NIEPA for collaborating with the Ministry of Education to organize the workshop. She emphasized that the training will enhance effective school management in the state and called on participants to apply the knowledge gained in their respective assignments.

The workshop also included teachers and principals from Abia state, underscoring the regional impact and importance of the training program.

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