Barely 3 days after the commencement of the screening exercise by the Ministerial Committee for the recall of teachers on Kano state government’s payroll that were posted to Private, Voluntary and Community Schools in the state, 3,268 have been discovered.
The Committee which is under the chairmanship of Dr. Ibrahim Bichi (Executive Secretary, Kano State Library Board) has further uncovered that some of the identified staff, have spent more than 10 to 15 years serving in private schools, while enjoying monthly salaries from either state or local government pay rolls in addition to furthering their studies for higher degrees ranging from M. Sc and Ph D certificates.
A statement signed, Tuesday, by the Chief public relation officer of the Ministry, Aliyu Yusuf, said the committee also discovered that while on such postings, the teachers are enjoying their consistent promotions up to directorate cadre.
According to the interim report of the Committee, it was similarly gathered that a private school has more than 50 teachers posted from government schools over the years, a negative development that must be put to a halt to address the lingering problem of teachers’ shortfall in public schools in the state.
Parents and members of the general public are therefore advised to be patient, as the whole exercise was aimed at sanitizing the state education system for the better.