Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has approved the employment of 1,850 basic and senior secondary school teachers to fill shortage of teachers in science subjects and to create fresh employment.
According to a statement from the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, yesterday, the approval was as a result of separate requests by the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, and Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, TSC.
Akorede said the two organisations based their requests on existing shortage of teachers in the state, especially in English Language and science subjects.
Structure of employment
He said the governor approved the recruitment of 1,500 SUBEB teachers and 350 senior secondary school teachers.
Akorede added that shortage of teachers persisted in the state despite recent interventions by the state government through its Kwara State Youth Empowerment Programme, KWAYEP, and the Federal Governments N-Power Scheme.
He said the governor has directed SUBEB and TSC to advertise the positions in the media, noting that Ahmed directed that due process be followed in the recruitment and that it should spread across the 193 wards in the state.