The Executive Chairman of the State Secondary Education Board, Rt. Hon. Ekaette Ebong Okon (PhD) alongside Board 1 member Pastor(Dr.) Markfre Ekefre flagged of the 2020 Teachers Promotion Exercise in the state for Teachers from Levels 7 – 16 taking place at Government Secondary School, Ikot Okubo, Uyo from 17th, December to 14th January 2021.
She appreciated all the Teachers in the state for their efforts in tending the Students entrusted into their care and admonished them not to relent effort. She called on them to take work seriously taking cognizance of the huge investment of the State Government led by His Excellency Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.
Also the Executive Chairman was particularly grateful to His Excellency, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel for all what he has done towards changing the narrative of the education system in the state.
She commended the Governor for the concern and passion that he has for the education sector as shown in the prompt payment of salaries to teachers in the state even during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the immediate release of the 2019 promotion for teachers, the release of funds for this year’s promotion exercise and his commitment to pay subventions to principals of schools.