* Gov. Dikko Radda
The Katsina State government says it plans to recruit about 7,000
permanent teachers across the 34 local government areas of the state.
This much was confirmed by Malam Ibrahim Kaula, the chief press secretary to Gov. Dikko Radda.
According to him, the deputy governor of the state, Malam Faruk Lawal-Jobe, made the revelation at the inauguration of the committee responsible for conducting the recruitment examination.
The planned recruitment examination will enable teachers not on permanent status, to be converting to permanent employment status.
According to him, about 5,000 NCE/Diploma holders and 2,000 graduates under ‘S-POWER’ are currently teaching in primary and secondary schools across the state. Lawal-Jobe said the initiative was part of the
government’s commitment to enhancing the quality of education.
“It is also aimed at ensuring that qualified and competent educators are
entrusted with shaping the future of Katsina students,” he said.
He emphasised the importance of reviewing the recent recruitment process which aided employment of 3,889 teachers by the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
“These individuals will also be required to undergo the same recruitment examinations to ensure that only competent and
qualified candidates are absorbed into the teaching
service,” he said.