Maiduguri – The Borno State government said yesterday that it would recruit 1,000 science and language teachers to strengthen the workforce in public secondary schools.
The Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, made the statement when a delegation from the state chapter of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) visited him in Maiduguri.
He said the action was part of the governmentâ€™s initiatives to reposition the education sector and restore its lost glory.
He said: â€œThe present administration in the state places great premium on the education sector because it is the engine of growth in any society. In this direction, the government has approved the procurement of numerous teaching and learning aids for schools.
â€œGovernment has also approved the procurement of boarding facilities like beddings and mattresses in schools to provide minimum comfort and enhance learning among students,â€ he said.
He called on students and teachers to justify the governmentâ€™s investment in education by providing a conducive learning atmosphere in schools.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Alhaji Hassan Dibal, told the commissioner that they were in his office to congratulate him on his recent appointment.
Dibal also commended the state government for implementing the Teachers Salary Structure in the state.