In a bid to bridge shortage of teachers in the state amidst economic challenges, Jigawa state government has recruited over 6,500 teachers.
The state Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Hon Yunusa Dazomo revealed this while speaking at a ” Media Engagement Forum organized by Correspondent Chapel.
He said, the state government has accorded special priority to ensure the provision of accessible quality education to all children in the state.
Hon. Danzomo explained that, under the state J-teach 4,500 out of over 46,000 NCE holders applied for the program were employed and posted to primary schools as temporary teachers.
According to him, the state will be spending over N90 million monthly for the payment of temporary teachers’ allowance commencing from this month of October.
The Commissioner added that, the state had recruited over 1,950 permanent teachers who were posted to primary, Junior and senior secondary schools across the state.
“We are also assessing the number of local governments works with teaching qualification particularly those in grade level 12 down word to redeploy them to schools for teaching”
“At the same time to ensure quality teaching we are re-strengthen our school’s monitoring mechanism, providing opportunity for teachers to go for training and seminars to upgraded their skills, timely payment of salary and other entitlements” the Commissioner revealed.
The state is however paying monthly allowance to over 4,500 NYSC Corps Members teaching in various schools across the state.