The Kano State Government will redeploy 5,000 civil servants identified with the requisite qualification in education to classrooms as part of renewed effort to save the sector from total collapse.
The Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said this while briefing journalists in his office on Sunday.
He said the affected workers serving in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, as well as local government areas with vital teaching credentials would be dispatched to fill existing posts in schools, including tertiary institutions in the state
“With the adoption of the recommendation of the Technical Committee set up to look into the teaching staff challenges bedevilling free education policy, the Kano State Executive Council has directed the state civil service to redeploy about 5,000 civil servants with requisite qualification in education to classrooms as part of effort to strengthen the policy.
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“While adopting the report of the committee established by the Office of the Secretary to the State Government to identify such categories of civil servants with NCE , BED or diploma in Education, the council, at its weekly meeting on Wednesday, also accepted the immediate establishment of an implementation committee,” he said.
He said the committee discovered that there were 575 officers with teaching qualification serving in MDAs, while 3,712 others were found in the 44 LGAs with duplicate functions.
Malam Garba stated that of this number, 19 of them have Phds, 55 Masters, 1,100 BEds, 2,366 NCE and 10 Diploma in Education.