Zamfara govt to recruit 2,000 English, Science teachers – Commissioner

The Zamfara Government says it is set to recruit 2,000 English and Science subjects teachers in the state, an official disclosed.

Wadatau Madawaki, the state Commissioner for Science and Technology made this known in Gusau on Tuesday.

The commissioner spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting on “Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment, AGILE, Project” in the state.

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AGILE is a World Bank assisted project through the Federal Ministry of Education to facilitate secondary education opportunities for adolescent boys and girls aged between 10 and 20 years.

The commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Hajiya Barira Ibrahim, noted that teachers’ recruitment remained one of the priority areas of the present administration in the state.

Madawaki said the decision to recruit more teachers was part of the commitment to enhance teaching and learning process in the state.

“Right from inception of Gov. Dauda Lawal’s administration, education has been accorded special priority towards reviving the sector.

“Very soon, we are going to embark on recruitment of 2,000 teachers across the state to bridge the gap in shortage of English language and Science subjects teachers in our schools,” he assured.

He reiterated the readiness of Gov. Lawal’s administration to give all the necessary support to AGILE Project to succeed in the state.

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“We believe the project will bring positive changes to the future of adolescent boys and girls as well as future education of our dear state”, he added.

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Mr Madawaki commended Principals of Secondary Schools in the state for being alive to their responsibilities.

Also speaking at the event, the
Chairman, State Teachers’ Service Board, Muhammad Anka commended the state government’s commitment to education sector.

Mr Anka assured that the government would not relent in promoting teachers’ welfare in the state.

While urging teachers to remain committed to their duties, the chairman said: “More incentives are on the way to promote teachers’ condition of service through capacity building.”

In her remarks, the State Coordinator, AGILE project, Sa’adatu Abdu-Gusau expressed gratitude to the World Bank and Federal Ministry of Education for selecting Zamfara to be among the benefiting states.

Abdu-Gusau, also the Director, Girl Child Education, State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, noted that over 57,000 adolescent boys and girls were targeted to benefit from the project in Zamfara.

Mr Abdu-Gusau advocated for support of all stakeholders for the project to achieve its set goals and objectives in the state.

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