Jigawa set to tackle shortage of teachers

Badaru. Image credit africanspotlight

Badaru. Image credit africanspotlight

GOVERNOR Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has said his administration had taken measures to tackle the shortage of teachers in primary and secondary schools in the state.

About 4,500 teachers are needed to address this shortfall.

Badaru told members of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals (ANCOPs) who paid him a courtesy visit in Dutse, the state capital that he had engaged a consultant to recruit qualified teachers to bridge the existing gap.

He also said that the administration would introduce new technology to enhance teaching and learning in the state.

According to him, such method of teaching would be computer-based and participatory with the use of new technological tools.

“When we commence the new programme, we shall pilot it in some selected schools to see how effective it is,” the governor said.

Badru said that his government would also give enough incentives to teachers to motivate them to deliver quality teaching to students.

The governor stated that plans had also been concluded to decongest classrooms in primary schools.

He said the government had approved payment of its 2013 counterpart fund to the National Basic Education Commission, to enable it access vital funds for schools expansion and provision of furniture.

Earlier in his remarks, the state Chairman of ANCOPs, Alhaji Hussaini Abdullahi, commended Badaru for the five per cent leave grant approved for workers in the state.

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