Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has fired all Education Secretaries and Zonal Education Supervisors as part of efforts to develop educational system of the state.
This was contained in a statement released in Abakaliki on Wednesday and signed by Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kenneth Igwe.
The statement made reference to fraud in the education sector of the state.
It declared that the dismissal is an effect of the emergency meeting between the Governor and shareholders in the education sector on how to advance education in Ebonyi State.
Igwe said that the meeting decided that “all the Education Secretaries that are on leave are to face disciplinary action to ascertain the level of their involvement in the fraud in the education system.
“All the Education Secretaries that are on leave are hereby removed from office.
“All teachers, headmasters and principals (both Junior and Senior Secondary Schools) are to be reshuffled within their Local Government Areas.
“Local Government Councils chairmen are to liaise with concerned authorities to carry out this directive.
“Zonal Education Supervisors are by this announcement removed from their offices.”
Governor Umahi instructed all Local Government Areas to organise education and health submits, which should focus on the re-evaluation of education and health systems of the state.
The statement further said, “This summit will be coordinated by the Office of Secretary to the State Government from July 1, 2021.
“All headmasters and principals of schools are hereby directed to ensure regular cleaning of their school premises.
“Also, every pupil, student and staff of each school is to plant at least one tree and this should be supervised by the 13 council chairmen in their various LGAs.”