Kaduna State Government has deployed 11,395 new teachers to their areas of assignments. An exercise to recruit the remaining 13,605 will be announced by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). According to the Commissioner of Education, Science, and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani, SUBEB has so far received 19,000 applications which will be considered in the second phase of the recruitment.
He disclosed this today Wednesday 18th April while briefing journalists in Kaduna.
Sani said that 11,395 newly recruited teachers have been served with posting letters and have started reporting to their schools in the 4000 primary schools across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.
Sani further explained that following series of complaints of abuses of the recruitment process, the Ministry of Education in conjunction with State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) set up three-man screening committees in all the 23 LGAs to further scrutinize the 15,000 teachers shortlisted for a teaching job. After careful scrutiny the committee filters the names to 11,395; thus government is confident that the 11,395 new teachers are competent to teach in public schools.
The commissioner, who said the ministry will soon publish names of the teachers recruited further said among them are MSc and B Sc holders.
He also announced that the new salary scale for teachers announced by the state government will come into effect when the recruitment of 25,000 teachers is completed.
He further disclosed that his ministry has equally received architectural designs for the 3 bedroom and 2-bedroom housing to be constructed for teachers in rural primary school to cater for the accommodation needs of teachers posted to rural areas.