A class teacher identified as Obiageli Mazi has been promoted to position of assistant headmistress by the executive governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum for her dedication to work.
The promotion was announced by the executive chairman of the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB), Shettima Kullima after his recommendation was approved by the governor.
The class teacher was promoted during an inspection to access public institutions in the state on Friday where Borno Governor Zulum paid an unscheduled visit to Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 Primary School around 6:30am to see how the school’s infrastructure could be improved.
The governor discovered that Mazi who is a level 12 teacher was the only one who had resumed for duty while other teachers were not around.
iReporter learnt that Mazi who is a native of Abia state has been teaching for 31 years.
The Governor who could not hide his excitement and was impressed by her commitment to work rewarded the class teacher with a cash gift of N100,000.
“Yesterday, as early as 6:30 in the morning, I paid an unscheduled visit to Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 Primary School to see how we can improve the infrastructure therein and I met teacher, Mrs. Obliageri Mazi, an Igbo Christian from Abia State who served for 31 years in the Borno state. Although it was very early, I met none of the teachers and their pupils on ground but only her, ” Zulum said.
” Her gender, tribe, religion or state of origin does not surprise me but her passion, enthusiasm, dedication, commitment and above all patriotism do suprise me a lot.
“As a government, we are mightily proud of her!”
Zulum also directed Kullima to review Obiageli’s position, her qualification (NCE) and recommend her promotion.
Subsequently, she was recommended for promotion.
“Even though the woman was not a graduate, her 31 years teaching experience and commitment coupled with an executive order by the governor have earned her the promotion,” Kullima was quoted to have said.
Recall that the governor paid an unscheduled visit to some hospitals in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno in 2019 and did not meet any doctor on duty.
The governor, who was reportedly shocked at the conduct of the doctors, was said to have visited the hospitals around 1am to inspect the condition of patients and the facilities.
He reportedly expressed dissatisfaction at the poor service delivery to the patients he met at the state’s medical facilities.
During his campaign, the governor had said he would not condone indiscipline, especially in the state civil service.