18 November 2012

Nigeria: Kano to Recruit More Teachers

Kano — Kano state Governor Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso will recruit young graduates into the state civil service to teach in public schools, according to a statement by his spokesman Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye.

The governor gave the directive during the closing of a 3-day workshop on Enhancing Quality Education in science and technical schools in the state, held at the state government house.

"No matter the teaching materials and classes we provide, if the teacher lacks adequate capacity to do his job, the result will be negative. That is why we must train our teachers constantly to enable them cope with the challenges of the job", the governor was quoted as saying.

Kwankwaso who lamented the decline of the teaching profession urged teachers in the state to be disciplined and hardworking in executing their responsibilities, saying as role models in the society, they are expected to exhibit exemplary behaviour at all times.

The governor affirmed his commitment to restore "the fading glory of the teaching profession in the state", adding that the "government will pay due attention to the recruitment and training of teachers as well as the provision of instructional materials and infrastructure, so as to facilitate efficient teaching and learning".

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