Zamfara set to hire 2,000 teachers

The Zamfara State Government says it is set to recruit 2,000 teachers for English Language and Science subjects in the state.

The state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Wadatau Madawaki, said this in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commissioner spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting on ‘Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) Project’ in the state.

NAN reports that 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, 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 the teaching and learning process in the state.

“Right from the inception of Governor 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 Lawal’s administration to give all the necessary support to the AGILE project to succeed in the state.

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

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 the education sector.

Anka assured that the government would continue to promote 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’ conditions 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.

She advocated for the support of all stakeholders for the project to achieve its set goals and objectives in the state.

NAN

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