Only qualified teachers will teach in Borno ― Gov. Zulum

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has said only qualified primary and secondary school teachers will henceforth be allowed to teach in the state.

Zulum made this known during a media chat to mark his one year in office on Sunday in Maiduguri.

He said that his administration had set up a committee to examine the qualification and quality of teachers with a view to flush out the unqualified ones.

“If we are to maintain some of the unqualified teachers, then we have to post them to some other places.

“We want to ensure that we have the correct teachers to graduate qualified pupils from our schools,’’ Zulum said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that education was among the 10-points agenda of Zulum-led administration.

The governor said that within the year, his administration executed 76 educational projects, including the construction of 23 mega schools and rehabilitation of many other schools.

He explained that most of the schools, particularly secondary schools, were technical colleges to enable the students to acquire technical skills to be able to fit into the labour market.

“We want to promote hygiene, technical and vocational education, quality of our teachers and also maintain reasonable teacher/pupils ratio,’’ the governor said.

In the area of health, he has directed the state Ministry of Health and Hospital Management Board to recruit 20 more doctors, 150 nurses and midwives.

“They are to also to re-recruit 200 nurses and midwives all in an effort to revamp the health system.

“Our tertiary hospitals are overcrowded and the best way out is to strengthen the primary healthcare system.

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