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Published On: Wed, Jan 24th, 2018

Kaduna needs 45,000 primary school teachers -SUBEB chair

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From Mohammed Ibrahim Kaduna

Executive Chairman of Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Nasiru Umar yesterday said the state needs 45,000 qualified teachers to adequately provide quality teaching in the state’s public primary schools.
According to him, the current staff strength in state primary schools stands at 11, 591.
This was due to sack of about 22,000 teachers in January by the state government for allegedly failing a competency test organised by the state government in June 2017.
The SUBED chairman who disclosed this to news men today said the remaining balance of 8,409 would be recruited under the board’s continues recruitment programme in no distant time.
“More than 27,000 applicants out of the over 43,000 who sat for the recruitment aptitude test in December 2017 have been shortlisted for oral interview scheduled to commence on Jan. 24.
“The interview will be conducted in 26 centres across the state and would last for about four days.
“To ensure quality, the interview panels would have representative from Teachers Development Programme, Teachers Registration Council of Nigerian, Data Research and Evaluation in Nigeria and other relevant stakeholders, “he said.
xplained that the state government resolved to introduce attractive welfare package for teachers in the state.
He identified some of the incentives to include staff quarters for rural teachers, upward review of salary, teachers continues training and retraining and carrier progression among others.

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