Niger State Government Uncovers 2,000 Unqualified Primary School Teachers
The Niger State Government revealed that it has uncovered over two thousand unqualified primary school teachers on its payroll across the 25 local government area of the state.
The Government stated that the affected teachers can neither read nor write in the primary schools.
The report of the findings of a Staff Audit Committee, which was constituted in June 2020, by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), exposed the unqualified teachers.
The State Chairman, Dr. Isa Adamu, who set up the Committee, was given the task to unravel and ascertain the exact number of personnel on its payroll.
Alhaji Ayuba Usman Katako, the Chairman of Central Committee, while presenting the report to the State Chairman of SUBEB, Dr Isa Adamu, said out of about 28,000 staff, 26,000 took part in the screening exercise conducted by the committee.
Katoki also described what the audit committee uncovered as one of the major findings on teaching and non-teaching staff by SUBEB.
He further disclosed that about fifty percent of those with the issues of certificate racketeering are class teachers in the state.
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