Given the backdrop of unqualified teachers which has led to the reduction of quality in education in some states in Nigeria, the Katsina State Government has embarked on screening over five thousand teachers newly employed in the state.
While overseeing the exercise at the Dutsinma, Katsina, and Mani Centers on Friday, State Universal Basic Education Board Chairman Kabir Magaji clarified that the move by the government would surely close the state’s shortage of qualified teachers.
Magaji praised the enormous efforts made by the state’s governor, Dikko Radda, to strengthen the education sector by hiring over 7,000 new teachers, noting that this kind of hiring had never been done in the state’s history.
He declared that the newly hired teachers would participate in a five-day refresher course on contemporary teaching and learning methods following the completion of the documentation exercise.
Thus, he urged the recently hired teachers to collaborate and put in a great deal of effort to raise the state’s minimum requirement for basic education.
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In their respective remarks, Malama Safinatu Sanda Kaita and Samaila Rabiu Musawa, the state chairman of S-POWER Forum and one of the successfully recruited candidates, expressed gratitude to Governor Radda’s administration for considering them deserving of being hired as teachers to advance the state’s educational system.
But they promised to work tirelessly to raise the state’s educational bar and to offer their complete support and cooperation.