We have over 9,000 teacher deficit in Jigawa – NUT

The Chairman, Jigawa State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, ( NUT)

Comrade Abdulkadir Yunusa has said the State has over nine thousand teachers’ gap.

The chairman disclosed this in a press briefing to mark the World Teachers’ Day held at the Union’s headquarters,
Dutse.

He said over 9,000 teachers were needed to manage hundreds of schools that are having shortages of teachers across the State.

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Yunusa explained that the gap emanated from massive retirement or death of teachers for many years without replacement.

According to him, even though the State Government had employed 1,950 teachers, the number is completely inadequate considering the number of schools that lacking teachers across the State.

He added the state Government had also introduced J-teach program in order to bridge the existing teachers’ gap in the State.

The chairman explained that the beneficiaries would also be converted to parmanent teachers based on their performance and commitment.

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