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JGSG To Recruit 200 Teachers

Source: IBRAHIM HABU - thewillnigeria.com
PHOTO: JIGAWA STATE GOVERNOR, ALHAJI SULE LAMIDO.
PHOTO: JIGAWA STATE GOVERNOR, ALHAJI SULE LAMIDO.

JIGAWA, Sept 04, (THEWILL) - Jigawa State Government has said it would recruit 200 qualified teachers before the end of the year to teach in Senior Secondary Schools.

This was announced by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Haruna Wakili during a family quarterly meeting he held with principals of the state’s Senior Secondary Schools at the state library conference room on Friday.

The commissioner said the teachers to be recruited must be graduates with a background in Science, as well as those of core subjects areas like English, Mathematics and Social Studies.

He said Governor Sule Lamido had instructed his ministry to commence the recruitment exercise as soon as possible so as to address the shortage of teachers in secondary schools in the state.

Professor Wakili disclosed that there were also 70 vacancies for the replacement of teachers who have retired or died.

The commissioner also assured the principals of improved welfare for teaching staff to include adequate staff housing before the year runs out.

On the challenges of retaining SS II and SS III students after examinations, he said a committee has been set up in the ministry to come up with a policy recommendation.

Prof. Wakili told the principals to attach importance to tree planting, extra curricular activities and students prep in their schools.

On his part, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Munkaila Abdullahi announced that the federal ministry of education would organize a training workshop for 200 principals of Jigawa State secondary schools this month.