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Shortage of teachers hits Kogi secondary schools

28 June 2012, 10:51

 Lokoja - Kogi urgently requires additional 2,000 for effective teaching in its 238 public secondary schools, the acting Chairman of the State Teaching Service Commission, Alhaji Salu  Aliu, said on Thursday in Lokoja.

Aliu told newsmen that 3,000 teachers currently engaged in the schools were inadequate for quality teaching.

He said the situation had been compounded by the fact that many teachers would soon retire.

He blamed the predicament on the staff auditing exercise carried out by the state government in 2009 during which more than 2,000 secondary school teachers were "shown the way out of service".

He said that the effect of the shortage was being felt badly in core subjects of mathematics, English language and the sciences.

He said a proposal to recruit teachers to fill the vacancies had been sent to Gov. Idris Wada and appealed to the government to quickly accede to the request.

Aliu called on all stakeholders in the nation's education sector, especially the government, teachers and parents, to come together to rescue the sector from total collapse.

The chairman suggested that government should provide quality teaching equipment, adequate and qualified teachers, while parents should monitor their wards.



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