Gombe - Gombe State Government says it will recruit 3,000 graduate teachers to improve the standard of education in the state within the next three years.
The state’s Commissioner for Education, Mrs Aishatu Mohammed, disclosed this to journalists after the State Executive Council meeting in Gombe on Wednesday.
She said 1,000 of the teachers would be employed yearly.
Mohammed also stated that Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo’s intervention in the education sector had started yielding fruitful results.
She said this showed in the state’s performance in national examinations.
``This time, we have 906 candidates who passed with five credits, including English and Mathematics, in the recent West African Examinations Council (WAEC) results this year.
``You will recall that only 18 candidates passed with five credits, including English and Mathematics, in 2011.
``This development is indicative of more successes in the education sector soon,’’ the commissioner said.
Mohammed said the result was also an indication that funds totalling over N6.5 billion spent on education the state government were not wasted.
``These were invested in the reconstruction of classrooms and the purchase of instruction materials, and that is why the sector will still witness more success stories,’’ she said.
The commissioner called on people of the state to support government for the realisation of its educational aims and objectives.
She said the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) had also embarked on many other projects to bring education to more people in the state.