Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the recall of all the 6,995 teachers on the government payroll posted to private, community and voluntary schools in the State.
The teachers will now be reposted to public primary, secondary and higher institutions of learning across the state that critically need teachers.
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Ganduje, according to a statement on Sunday by the state’s ministry for education, also approved a systematic review of the existing arrangement that suffice the posting of teachers to such schools so that eligible schools may apply to strengthen their manpower capacity.
The statement added that: “Sequel to the government’s approval for the recall exercise, the Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru, has directed the parastatals concerned under the ministry to henceforth suspend future postings of teachers on government’s payroll at both state and local government levels to private, community and voluntary schools.
“The directive also warned all the agencies and the affected teachers to desist from future postings and reporting to such schools effective from Monday, 5th July 2021 or face serious disciplinary action.
“Similarly, the commissioner has directed for the immediate posting of the identified teachers to the relevant public schools within a period of one week from Monday 5th July 2021 and report back to the ministry for onward submission to the State Executive Council.
“To ensure maximum compliance to the governor’s directives, the ministry has constituted a high powered task force to monitor the reposting excercise.”
The screening committee had identified a total number of 6,995 teachers from SUBEB and KSSSMB posted to private, community and voluntary schools while on the State and Local government’s payroll, according to the statement.
Also, a technical committee set up by the state had equally sourced 5,000 workers with various qualifications in education from the state’s civil service for onward posting to public schools.
Daily Trust reports that the reform is part of the state’s initiatives to address the problem of shortage of teachers in its public schools and to complement its free and compulsory education policy.