- About 11,395 newly recruited teachers have been deployed by the Kaduna state government to public primary schools
- The new teachers emerged from the first phase of the plan to recruit 25,000 new teachers
- The second phase of the recruitment exercises which will bring in the remaining over 19, 000 teachers
The Kaduna state commissioner for education, Jafaru Sani, on Wednesday, April 18, announced that the state government has deployed 11,395 newly recruited teachers to public primary schools in the state, Premium Times reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the commissioner at a news briefing held at the ministry said the new teachers emerged from the first phase of the plan to recruit 25,000 new teachers to replace those sacked by the state government last year for incompetence.
Sani said the new teachers had been posted to the over 4,000 primary schools across the 23 local government areas of the state.
Jafaru explained that the second phase of the recruitment exercises which will bring in the remaining over 19, 000 teachers will be completed in May.
“We have deployed 11,395 newly recruited teachers to schools to commence teaching. In fact, they have reported to their schools where they are expected to teach the pupils. The remaining over 19,000 applicants will be invited for interviews as done for the first batch.
“We can’t mention the date ( for interview of candidates) because their recruitment has to be approved by the state governor, but we are hoping that by May all schools will have the required teachers to teach.
“We are confident enough to say that those employed are qualified to teach. This is because we organised induction for them before they were posted to the schools.
“Very soon our students will be passing their papers with flying colours. The government is committed to development of education in the state because we want to be among the three top states in the country,” he added.
On the major challenge faced by the ministry during the teachers recruitment, he said the fact that it was the first time the state recruited over 10,000 teachers at once, led to the system being overstretched.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the Kaduna state government on Thursday, February 1, said it had increased the salary of public school teachers by 32.5 per cent.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state commissioner for education, science and technology, Ja’afaru Sani said at a news conference in Kaduna that 27.5% salary increase would be added to all teachers while five per cent would be incentive for teachers posted to rural areas.
According to him, while headteachers would be entitled to three-bedroom accommodation, other teachers would have two-bedrooms flats in addition to motorcycles to ease their transportation challenges to schools.
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