Imo State Teachers.
By Iheanyi Enwerem – Owerri.
In a bid to attract the best-qualified teachers in Imo State Primary Schools, the Imo State Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB) has begun implementing Computer Based Test as part of the recruitment processes for the employment of 6,000 teachers in the State.
Our correspondent witnessed thousands of unemployed women and youths at various listed centres partaking in the test, on Wednesday. The test started on 15 August, to end on 18 August 2023.
According to Governor Uzodimma this process aligns with the digital age and emphasizes the importance of quality education for children.
It will be recalled that the Governor lifted an embargo on recruitments and approved the employment of 6000 Teachers, mandated IMSUBEB to accept applications from qualified applicants who are Computer literate.
Chairman of IMSUBEB, and former Deputy Governor of Imo State Her Excellency Lady Dr Ada Okwuonu commended the Governor for placing high priority on quality learning and the best standard of Education for Imo children.
She disclosed that more attention will be placed on the deployment of teachers to rural areas where there are noticeable deficits in the number of teachers.
According to her “Everybody who has followed the due process of applying and was given a number and time must be allowed to take the exam and the results will be published according to their Local Governments”.
The Board Secretary, Chief Chidiebere Egboh speaking during the exercise stated that the Computer Based Test (CBT) was adopted by the Board as a way of getting the best teachers especially those with knowledge of basic computer and other technological applications. He also thanked the Governor for the 1800 Tablets that were distributed to schools in Imo State.