- Borno government is set to employ 776 teachers
- The teachers will be recruited within three weeks, the governor says
- Meanwhile, the state says it will also recruit some retired teachers on an ad-hoc basis
In efforts to reposition secondary education in Borno state, the government has revealed that it would employ a total of 776 qualified teachers.
The government said the teachers would be sent to various secondary schools in the next three weeks. The recruitment process will be completed no later than November 1, 2020.
Governor Zulum disclosed this in Maiduguri after a meeting with commissioners of higher education, senior secondary education, and the chairman, Borno State Universal Basic Education Board (BOSUBEB), Daily Trust reports.
Also, the governor directed that some retired teachers, particularly science teachers on an ad hoc basis.
Going further, he disclosed that additional teachers for primary and junior secondary schools would be employed after the ongoing verification exercise of primary schools teachers.
Also, he said that the Executive Council had extended the retirement age of tutors at tertiary institutions to 65 years.
In another development, the Citizens Against Insurgency (CAI) on Thursday, October 1, condemned the call by the governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, to extend an invitation to Chadian troops to help fight Boko Haram terrorists.
CAI said the call by the governor on the insurgent attacks in the northeast region of Nigeria is "ill-conceived."
In a press statement, CAI said no governor who also functions as a chief security officer of any state across the country should make such recommendation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the minister of state for education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba clarified the statement he made to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) about farming.
Nwajiuba explained that he never asked the lecturers to quit their jobs for farming.
A spokesperson for the ministry of education, Ben Bem Goong, stated that Nwajiuba only encouraged members of ASUU to take up farming as an alternative source of income.
Goong said the minister was quoted out of context in a section of the media.
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