The Katsina State Government under the leadership of Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari says it will recruit at least 5,000 primary schools across the state to enhance the manpower in the education sector.
This was disclosed by the Governor during the swearing-in of the new Commissioner for Education, Dr Badamasi Lawal, yesterday, Monday in Katsina.
According to the Governor, the teachers would be recruited within the first quarter of 2018.
This according to Katsina Post means between from January to March.
He also revealed that teachers’ welfare would also be enhanced to boost their morale for effective service delivery. The governor said that his administration had provided infrastructure in schools to enhance teaching.
He urged the new commissioner to address the idleness of staff at the state Ministry of Education.
“The Ministry of Education has about 290 directors idling instead of rationing their time for class work and administrative duties.
“Tax payers’ money must be justified through service and sacrifice by all. Teachers will be repositioned to provide quality service for the development of education.
The governor stressed the need for strong involvement of ward and district heads as well as emirs in running the affairs of primary school education in the state to achieve the desired goals.
Masari, who assured the new commissioner of all the necessary support, expressed optimism that the appointee would bring his wealth of experience to develop the sector in the state.
It could be recalled that reports Dr. Badamasi Lawal’s appointment followed the removal of the former commissioner, Prof. Halimatu Idris in December, 2017.
Until his new appointment, Lawal was the Special Adviser to the Governor on Higher Education.