Redundant Staff: KNSG Discovers 6000 Staff At LGEAs, Zonal Offices – Doguwa

Written by Pyramid FM Kano


Kano State Ministry of Education has discovered over 6000 redundant staff at LGEA/Zonal offices who will soon be reposted to classrooms as part of the state effort to address shortage of teachers.

It could be recalled that the Ministry had recently announced it’s plan to address the shortage of teachers at both Primary and Post Primary Schools by reposting redundant staff found at LGEA and Zonal offices to classrooms.

Receiving the Executive Members of Dambatta Old Boys Association who paid him a courtesy visit in his office, the State Commissioner of Education Umar Haruna Doguwa explained that the ministry is recording considerable progress in the ongoing staff reposting excise, assuring that issue of teachers shortage in Kano would soon come to an end.

“We are going to continue with this exercise and In Sha Allah all staff who supposed to be in the classrooms but for one reason or the other remained at LGEA or Zonal offices would be reposted back to classrooms” Doguwa emphasized.

In a statement signed by the director public enlightenment state ministry for Education Balarabe Abdullahi Kiru the commissioner maintained that the present administration is determined to come up with policies and programmes geared towards revamping the education sector.

As part of the steps taken to address challenges bedeviling education, according to the Commissioner, include payment of over 1.3 billion naira for the settlement of 57,000 Students who sat for the NECO, WEAC and NBAIS examinations.

Doguwa stressed that the state had also mapped out measures to strengthen Schools feeding Programme, pointing out that many changes were introduced by the ministry with a view to sanitizing the whole system.

“For the boarding Schools being closed by the previous administration, arrangements have really gone far to reopen those Schools. They are now grouped in to short, medium and long term plans. The first 11 Boarding Schools are going to be reopened soon, followed by another batch of 20 Boarding Schools ” said Doguwa.

He added that the present administration of Abba Kabir Yusuf started renovation work of over 30 Schools across the state to takle problem of students congestion.

Doguwa who expressed concern on the represent condition of the education sector, noted that there are over four million students sitting on the floor in Schools in the state.

“Not only that, we also discovered that in Kano North alone, there are 400 Schools having only one teacher each ” he decried.

The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the present administration in restoring the quality of the state education system, stressing that government is ready to cooperate with any body willing to contribute towards achieving the desired goals.

He further revealed that State Government had set aside adequate resources for the ministry to embark on effective Schools monitoring, stating that…. ” other programmes such as distribution of Schools Uniforms, Primary Schools Feeding Programme and training of staff would be given top priority.

Earlier in his speech, the National President Dambatta Old Boys Association Alhaji Salisu Lawan Indabawa informed the commissioner that they were at the ministry to intimate him on the progress recorded by the association.

Alhaji Salisu Said since their election as the National Executive Members, the Association had recorded so many achievements ranging from Blocks construction and renovation, Construction of Boreholes, installation of Solar power as well as provision of learning materials among others.

Similarly, Commissioner Doguwa received the representatives of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools who paid him a courtesy visit.

The Chairman of the Union Comrade Abdu Ibrahim Yalo told the Commissioner that they were at the ministry to congratulate him over his appointment and discuss other issues relating to education development.

Responding, Alhaji Umar Doguwa assured the union of the ministry readiness to maintain good working relationship with stakeholders and other philanthropists in an effort to improve the education sector.

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