By Mohammed Ibrahim, Kaduna
Kaduna State Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani yesterday said the State Government is making effort to adopt technology-based teaching in its public/primary and secondary schools to enhance quality teaching and learning.
The commissioner said the state has already distributed tablets computers to teachers and students, as well as installing smart boards in schools.
Peoples Daily recalls that 25,000 new teachers would replaced the over 20,000 primary school teachers who allegedly failed the primary four competency test.
The commissioner disclosed this at a news briefing held at the ministry in kaduna.
He explained that 11,395 newly recruited teachers have been deployes to their duty post across the 23 local government areas of the state.
Sani said the applications for the recruitment of the remaining balance of 13,665 are already being received, adding that the process will commence once approval is granted by governor Nasir El-rufai.
“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 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 underwent vigorous induction training along with the remaining old teachers to equip them with modern teaching techniques and effective classroom management, “he said.
“We are hoping that between now and end of May 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 compete favourably in the current technology driven world.” Sani explained.