- The Kebbi government has recruited 2,000 teachers to make up for the deficiency of teachers in the state
- According to the commissioner for basic and secondary education, the recruitment has been ongoing in the last two months
- The commissioner, however, lamented that most university graduates were not qualified to teach
The Kebbi state government has recruited 2,000 teachers to make up for the deficiency of teachers across schools in the state.
The development was made public by the state’s commissioner for basic and secondary education, Mohammed Magawata, during a chat with journalists after a two-day media training on Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) which was organised by the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Magawata said education is striving well in the state as Governor Abubakar Bagudu has given priority to the sector.
He said the recruitment of teachers has been ongoing in the last two months.
He said: “I went to all the headquarters and we have finished the recruitment of 2000 teachers. We will start giving them offer soon.”
Speaking on the challenges of the exercise, the commissioner said most university graduates were not qualified to teach.
He said: “There was a time I brought a graduate here; he could not define economics. We have to sit down with our local colleagues at the university.
“In fact, in Argungu we had to call the official to sit down at the interview place to see what we are seeing.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Plateau Teachers Service Commission (TSC) said the state government needed 12,000 teachers for its 309 secondary schools to improve the state’s educational standard.
Chief Venji Lar, the commission’s chairman, said that shortage of teachers in the government-owned schools had negative effects on the educational standard of the state, which he said demanded immediate solution.
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