Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi ordered the dismissal of the management of the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo, on Wednesday, February 9, two weeks after the institution’s Rector and Bursar were suspended for illegal recruitment.
The governor made the statement during the weekly Executive Meeting of the state in Abakaliki, following the presentation of the panel’s report on the recruitment fraud.
According to a statement attributed to the governor, the state executive approved the dismissal of the entire management of Ikwo College of Education on Feb. 9, 2022. Management is to immediately turn over to the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Education.
The statement reads partly:
“A committee made up of the Deputy Governor, Dr Kelechi Igwe, SSA on Religious and Welfare Matters, Rev. Fr. Abraham Nwali, and the Commissioner for Education, Dr Zyl Nwangele, is to recommend to the Executive, persons that may be appointed to manage the college for a period of 30 days.
“Advertisement shall be made for those that will run the management of the college within this period “All casual workers are hereby laid off. All employments created from 2019 are cancelled’’