The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has presented appointment letters to 5,000 teachers recently recruited in the state.
The presentation took place at the International Conference Centre, Awka, on Friday.
Speaking during the ceremony, Soludo said the exercise was a fulfilment of his campaign promises.
He said 2,500 teachers were recruited into the secondary education; while another 2,500 were recruited into the primary education.
He noted that a total of 40,120,000 applications were received by the state, out of which 5,000 were finally recruited; adding that nobody was employed for any other reason than merit.
The governor, who disclosed that the appointment took effect from December 1, 2022, congratulated the teachers, and assured that the state would do everything possible to prioritise the welfare of teachers and pupils.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, hailed Soludo for injecting new blood into the teaching profession; adding that before the present exercise, there was a great lacuna in the teaching sector in the state.