Zulum flags off training for 800 newly recruited Teachers
.. Directs formation of Secondary schools teachers verification committee
… Illegal occupants of teachers staff quarters to vacate
By Sadiq Abubakar
The Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana umara Zulum has on Tuesday morning flagged off the training of 800 newly recruited teachers by the Borno State government at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri.
The training was organised by Borno State teaching service board, in collaboration with Ilmu Ka’ande Education Consult LTD.
In his speech, Governor Zulum praised the organisers of the training and described the occasion as a milestone achievement.
“I’m delighted to be in your midst on the occasion of the official opening ceremony of the training of the newly recruited Teachers into the state Teaching Service, This is indeed a milestone achievement in the history of the state Teaching Service Board.”
Governor Zulum directed the verification of teachers in the state secondary schools before March 30th. While praising the verification exercise being conducted by the Borno state universal basic education and primary school teachers, Zulum directed the Secretary to the state government to form a committee to verify Teachers in the secondary schools.
“From now on, a training of train the trainers can also be organised from time to time, to address teachers on modern ways of teaching. In view of this, I hereby direct that the Ministry of education, TSB should liaise with provosts and management of colleges of education to develop teacher’s training exercises.
On the welfare of the Teachers, Zulum also directed the SSG immediately establish Zonal headquarters in the state. He also directed the removal of all illegal occupants at the staff quarters and premises of primary or secondary schools before the end of March. Except for those who’re retired and yet to receive their entitlements, all others should vacate by the end of March 2021.
In his welcome address earlier, the Honourable Commissioner of Education, Bello Ayuba, paid tribute to Governor Zulum for the massive recruitment of teachers, which is the highest in last three decades.
“Let me start by a special tribute to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Borno State Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, for approving the recruitment of 800 teachers to schools in Borno State. In more than 3 decades, no such employment was made in the state”, Said Hon Ayuba.
The Executive Chairman, Teachers Service Board, Prof Sulieman Bello also praised the Governor for attending the occasion personally.
In his words, “This is a historic occasion in the sense that, it’s the first time in the history of Borno State Teaching Service Board that Teachers were recruited and trained before they get to the classroom, it’s equally historic because of a sitting Governor attending a training of newly recruited Teachers”.