Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has, once again, advanced the frontiers of good governance in the state by approving the promotion of 2043 post-primary school teachers and 122 non-tutorial staff in the state who have been waiting for this gesture since 2013 when they attended promotion interviews.
Equally profound is the approval of a budget of N10m by the state government to facilitate legal processes that would catalyze decongestion of prisons in the state. This move is a novel palliative that would give a new lease of life to thousands of inmates in the three prisons in Enugu state.
Announcing the good news on the promotion of the teachers after the state Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Enugu, the commissioner for information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, explained that EXCO approved the release of the 2013 promotion arrears for teachers employed by the Post Primary School Management Board with financial effect from April 2017.
Also announced by the commissioner during a briefing were two other release of promotion of other teachers who have been due for elevation since 2014 and 2015 respectively. These set of high school teachers are to expect their respective promotions by August and December this year respectively.
Speaking on the development, the chairman of the State Post-Primary School Board, Mr. Nestor Ezeme, a lawyer, said it was heart warming that at last, his board would now get relief from the teachers who have been agitating for their legitimate elevations for quite sometime now even when they knew the problem was inherited by the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.