By Ikenna Obianerin
The Anambra State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, Mrs Blessed Iruma, has said that 63 per cent of teachers in the state are corps members. Iruma disclosed this recently, during the 2023 corps employers workshop in Awka.
This is contrary to the claims that the state government had approved the employment of no fewer than 5,000 teachers for both primary and secondary schools in the state.
However, Iruma who disclosed the corps members’ strength, called on employers in the state to prioritise their welfare in workplaces by giving attention to their safety and comfort at all times.
She said the workshop themed; ‘Achieving Improved Productivity of Corps Members Through Enhanced Welfare And Security During The Service Year’, was critical to the corps members.
She said the workshop would arrive at cogent and vital decisions that would enhance and improve the existing good partnership between the NYSC, Anambra People and the corps members’ employers which she said had transcended to good fortunes for the NYSC members serving in the state.
She said, ‘Corps employers are critical stakeholders of NYSC; the scheme has high confidence in you as employers of corps members. It’s not in doubt that the corps members in your employment have done and are still doing their best to contribute to the growth and success of your organisation and the nation at large’