By Ifeanyi Okonkwo
Anambra State house of assembly has called on the Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Azuka Omenugha to appear at plenary on Thursday 3rd February 2022.
The lawmakers made the call after the member representing Aniocha II constituency Hon. Okechukwu Ejike moved a motion over the complains and irregularities surrounding the conversion excess of Parents Teachers Association (PTA) done by the Prof omenugha and her ministry, stating that the process should be suspended pending the conclusion of investigation of alleged non- compliance of the process.
Hon. Okechukwu Ejike who is the committee Chairman on basis education frowned at the development surrounding the teachers proposed to be employed stated that duo process was not followed.
In his submission, he emphasizing that a lot of complains have been done and if not corrected, it is capable of generating serious problem and anarchy in the state.
In his words, “Many people whose names were published did not attend the interview. I am calling on this honorable house to call on the commissioner to suspend every action as regards the documentations of the process”.
The legislators in the separate submissions lamented at the latest development surrending the process of these teachers who are already teaching in public schools but are not on the payroll.
“The number of PTA teachers proposed to be employed was five hundred (500) but six hundred and twelve names were published (Addition of 112 names).
“There is no equity and fairness. Duo process has to be followed. Some patriotic citizens who have volunteered themselves, toiling for years have been short-changed when they are supposed to be rewarded for their charitable works.
“They have been collecting stipends and now that there is opportunity for them to absorbed into the main stream, they have been thrown away from the window. Where is patriotism?
“If we do not do anything about these, Ndi-Anambra will lose faith in the system we are operating.
Anambra State Speaker, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor while reacting stated that it is a worrying situation and it is the primary responsibility of this institution as lawmakers to investigate this matter”.