Katsina: 1,900 teachers to be recruited will come from casual, voluntary staff – Commissioner
As the details of the 14th state executive council meeting that held on Wednesday, 14th of September continue to emerge, KATSINA POST can report that the Katsina State Government has approved the recruitment of 1,900 teachers for its secondary schools, as part of efforts to address shortage of manpower in the schools.
Prof. Halimatu Idris, Commissioner for Education, made the disclosure in Katsina on Thursday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting.
The commissioner explained that the teachers to be recruited were those already doing part-time or voluntary work in public schools across the state.
Idris said that ministry, the state Science and Technical Education Board, and that of Basic Education would be involved in the exercise.
The commissioner disclosed that the meeting also approved new projects amounting to N198.75 million for the education sector.
According to her, the projects include the construction of additional storey buildings for classrooms, Sick-bay and hostels at Science Secondary School, Batagarawa at the sum of N80.4 million.
She added that the meeting also approved the release of N118.3 million for the construction of additional structures in Ajiwa Science Secondary School.