The Anambra State House of Assembly has directed the Ministry of Basic Education to suspend conversion of teachers engaged by Parents Teachers Association pending the conclusion of investigation on alleged noncompliance to due process by the House.
To this extent, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha will be at the State House of Assembly on Thursday this week to put the honorable members through the processes so far.
House of Assembly correspondent Chukwuemeka Modilim reports that
the resolutions were sequel to a motion of urgent public importance sponsored to that effect by the Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education, Sir Ejike Okechukwu during plenary.
The lawmaker informed the House that he received complaints from many of the PTA-teachers being converted to permanent staff that the exercise does not follow due process.
Speaker of the House, Right Honourable Uche Okafor assured that the House will work hard to address the issue and read out the resolution to the House, while the lawmakers supported it through a voice vote.
Also at plenary, the House sympathized with the victims of fire incidents that occurred at Shoe Site market, Obodoukwu, Okpunoegbu market, Nnewi, Asiegbu market, Oko.
It also consoled the people of Ekwusigo Constituency on the fire outbreaks that burnt parts of their Local government Secretariat.
In his speech, Right Honourable Okafor noted that Governor Willie Obiano has done well to stop fire incident in Anambra State by recruiting more persons into the state fire service and procurement of more fire equipment’s and as well establish more fire service stations at major markets in the state, even as he advised the people to desist from acts capable of causing fire outbreak in the state.