Kebbi has too few teachers
The is an acute shortage of teachers in Kebbi State resulting in under-development and poor performance of students, the state government has said.
The acute teacher shortage is so much that the state needs about 10 thousand fresh teachers in its public schools.
The Executive Secretary of the Kebbi Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Sodangi Diggi, said this on Monday.
Mr. Diggi said the additional teachers would help to improve students’ performance.
He noted that the dearth of teachers in primary and post primary schools is a huge barrier to the development of the education sector.
“We have constructed additional schools but some were only manned by three teachers”.
He said more teachers would be employed for the schools while those in service would continue to be retrained for optimal performance.
Mr. Diggi added that the board had in the last four years supported teachers without basic teaching qualifications to acquire the necessary certificates in line with the National Policy on Education.
“The board will sustain capacity building training to ensure that teachers are more conversant with modern trends”.
He said 5,000 Primary and Junior Secondary School teachers have been promoted as part of efforts to uplift the standard of education in the state.