Sokoto State Govt to recruit 500 Teachers - Governor

He listed the impediments to include "low enrolment, retention and completion of schools and poor early-grade reading opportunities.''

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, said on Tuesday that the state government would employ 500 teachers to be deployed to secondary schools across the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) reports that Tambuwal made the disclosure in Sokoto at the opening of Teacher Professional Development Programme on Early Grade Reading.

"The recruitment exercise is aimed at filling the gap in the Science and Technical needs of the state.

"Sokoto state government will continue to partner and collaborate with the USAID-supported Northern Education Initiative Plus, in enhancing teachers professional development in the state.''

The governor stressed that the government would also collaborate with other partners to ''surmount the hurdles and impediments threatening the basic education system.''

Earlier, the Commissioner of Basic and Secondary Education, Dr Jabbi Kilgori, said the administration was committed to revitalizing the education sector.

In his address, the Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Alhaji Faruk Shehu, thanked the government for its support to the board, which enabled it to successfully discharge its mandate.

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