By Auwalu Yusuf
Katsina State Government says it has promoted 19,600 teachers as part of effort to enhance teachers’ welfare and boost education sector.
Alhaji Lawal Buhari, the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Daura on Friday.
He said the promotions were outstanding of 2013, 2014 and 2015.
“We are now working on the 2016 and 2017 promotions,” he said.
Buhari said out of the number, 13,000 teachers concerned had been notified, adding that other beneficiaries would soon receive notifications.
The executive chairman also disclosed that government had commenced interview for the recruitment of additional 1,900 teachers, to complement the existing teacher strength.
He said the exercise cut across the 34 local government areas, assuring that only qualified applicants would be considered for the job.
According to him, the results of the interview would be released within week to ensure proper and timely deployment of successful recruits to schools.
Buhari called on teachers to be committed to their duties with a view to motivating government toward enhancing their welfare.
NAN reports that the state government recently procured teaching and learning materials worth N600 million, to promote education.