Anambra Lawmaker Takes Appointment to Teach in Alma Mater as Payback

By Ikeugonna Eleke

The lawmaker representing Awka South 1 State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Henry Mbachu, has taken up an appointment to teach at Igwebuike Grammar School, Awka.

The lawmaker who was also a former student of the school, and who had started his teaching career there too, will be teaching Physics.

The lawmaker had earlier embarked on an oversight visit to the school on the 27th of June, 2023, before applying to the Commissioner for Education, Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, to teach in the school.

In a letter addressed to the lawmaker from the office of the Commissioner for Education, which was seen by Fides, the Commissioner granted the request, while also praising the lawmaker for the gesture.

The lawmaker who started classes with his students on Tuesday, July 18, spent two hours teaching them before moving to the State House of Assembly to join his colleagues for the plenary.

Speaking with journalists,Mbachu said, ‘I was a student of this great citadel of learning, I also started my career as a teacher in this school. The foundation of the educational qualities I possess in this life was laid here. I achieved it through dedication and steadfastness.

‘For me, doing this is a way to give back and show appreciation for what I gained from this institution.’