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Funtua Local Education Authority Pleads For More Teachers

Posted: Jun 13, 2015 at 4:52 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Education Secretary of the Funtua Local Education Authority of Katisna State, Malam Maharazu Maska, has urged the state Governor, Aminu Masari, to recruit more teachers to address the dearth of teachers in the area.

Maska made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Funtua.

He said that thousands of applications from qualified teachers had remained unattended, despite increased needs of manpower in primary schools in the area.

He said the authority recently recruited 55 teachers with the permission of the State Universal Basic Education Board to replace retired and dead ones.

The secretary said that about 700 applications were received during the exercise.

Maska said that 100 workers, including teachers, computer operators, guards and other auxiliary workers, were engaged on monthly stipends to complement the manpower needed in Funtua.

The secretary further called on the new administration to embark on the expansion of facilities in the over populated schools in the area.

He said that no fewer than seven schools had been damaged by rainstorms, and noted that the area experienced such incident annually.

While commending the past administration for the timely provision of instructional materials to schools, Maska said 35 teachers had been trained on the use of computer.

He said three computer centres had been established in Jabiri, Aya and Shehu Primary Schools in Funtua.

He further said 15 women were enrolled into the “Female Teachers Scholarship Scheme’’ being implemented by the state government in collaboration with UNICEF.

He said the programme offered opportunities for women from rural areas to obtain the National Certificate of Education (NCE) from the Isah Kaita Collage of Education, Dutsinma, Katsina State.

Maska said after graduation, the trained females were recruited to teach at the respective settlements.

According to him, the programme has attracted increased women enrolments in schools as such female teachers serves as role models in the society.