Four persons or even more slumped yesterday during the teachers’ recruitment exercise carried out by the Akwa Ibom State Government.
One of them who was identified to be a pregnant woman was said to have slumped at Aka Community Secondary School Centre, while three others did likewise at West Itam Secondary School, Itu, centre, near Uyo metropolis.
The fainting was, according to source, due to the scorching sun as applicants were seen in it falling over themselves to get recruitment forms from officials.
Newsmen gathered that the personnel who quickly attended to the woman, took some preventive measures by identifying other pregnant women and nursing mothers in the queue and attending to them swiftly.
Recall that, government had, last two weeks, announced the intention to recruit 3,000 teachers into the primary school system.