The Bauchi State government said it has discovered over 5,000 unqualified teachers following the recent verification of teachers in the state.
The deputy governor of the state, Nuhu Gidado, disclosed this while interacting with the team of inspectors from the National Commission of Colleges of Education (NCCE), in Bauchi on Saturday.
He said it was very unfortunate to have such large number of teachers who don’t have requisite qualifications.
Mr. Gidado appealed to the commission to provide the state with additional colleges of education which will help in training more teachers.
He urged the inspectors to assist the newly established state Institute of Education, Kangere, by accrediting its courses to make it a full-fledged college of education.
Speaking earlier, the Director Academic of the NCCE Abuja, Mohammed Ali, said they were in Bauchi to inspect the school, and interact with its principal officers and academic staff, to facilitate the smooth take off of the college.
Also speaking, the provost of the institution, Garba Kirfi, said the Institution has facilities to make it a standard college of education.
He said the school has a functional Microbiology and Integrated Science laboratories and a standard library with capacity for 1,000 students.
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