- The Kaduna state government has said that it will begin the recruitment of 13,665 teachers for its primary schools
- Ja’afaru Sani, the state's commissioner for education science and technology, said that the government is set to adopt a qualitative educational system
- Sani said that the state Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) has employed new teaching personnel to fill 11,335 out of 25,000 vacant positions
Ja’afaru Sani, the commissioner for education science and technology in Kaduna, has said that the state government will soon commence the recruitment of 13,665 teachers for its primary schools.
Addressing a newsmen in Kaduna, Sani stated that efforts were underway to adopt technology-based teaching in its public/primary and secondary schools as a way of enhancing quality quality education.
The commissioner remarked that one of such efforts towards securing high-profile teaching is the state's distribution of working aids like tablets and computers to teachers and pupils, the use of smart boards in schools, the Punch reports.
Sani noted that the state Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) had already employed new teaching personnel to fill 11,335 out of the 25,000 vacant positions that it earlier advertised.
Moreover, he explained that not less than 40,000 applicants sat for the recruitment examination, out of which 27,639 were invited for oral interview. Sani went on to say that 15,897 of the applicants were successful but subjected to further screening.
Sani said the applications for the recruitment of the remaining balance of 13,665 were still being received and the process would commence once approval is granted by Governor Nasir El-rufai.
The commissioner said: “At the end of the exercise, 4,562 incompetent ones, believed to have found their way into the final list illegally, were fished out, leaving 11,335 competent ones.
“The 11,335 newly recruited teachers, predominantly degree holders and including a few with masters degrees, have already been deployed to over 4000 primary schools in the state based on needs and they have all reported.
“This was after they have undergone vigorous induction training along with the remaining old teachers to equip them with modern teaching techniques and effective classroom management.
“We are hoping that between now and the end of May, we would be concluding the recruitment process of the remaining balance of 13,665 teachers.
"This is primarily to equip our students with the information and communication technology skills to enable them to compete favourably in the current technology, driven world.”
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that the state government on Wednesday, April 18, announced the dismissal of 4,562 newly-recruited teachers a few weeks after they were recruited because they could not correctly write acceptance letters.
Sani, who made this known at a briefing, explained that the newly-recruited teachers were sacked because they found their ways into the service of state government through dubious means.
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