Nasarawa moves to disengage 1,251 unqualified teachers

From Francis Nansak, Lafia

The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board has inaugurated a seven-man implementation committee to disengage teachers without requisite qualification.

The move is in line with the policy thrust of Governor Abdullahi Sule’s administration in enhancing quality education as well as the Federal Government’s directive that unqualified teachers either acquire requisite qualification or disengage from teaching profession.

Inaugurating the committee, Executive Chairman, Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Muhammad Musa Dan’azimi, said there are about 1,251 teachers without requisite teaching qualification still teaching in primary schools across the state.

Represented by the Board Secretary, Hajia Hashiya Ahmed, he said the committee has the mandate to take every necessary step to ensure that affected teachers are registered with National Teachers Institute ( NTI) and College of Education, Akwanga, to obtain requisite teaching qualification.

“I therefore charge you to live above board and justify government confidence reposed on you by carrying out your assignments with due diligence devoid of any sentiments or favour,” the chairman said.

He reiterated that in carrying out teaching profession in Nasarawa State, there will be no tolerance for quackery, just as no teacher would be allowed to teach in any primary schools without requisite teaching qualification.

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