By: Usman Mohammed Zaria
Jigawa state government has called on the newly 1000 recruited J-Teach beneficiaries to work hard as their permanent appointment is based on performance.
Governor Umar Namadi stated this while presenting letters of engagement to over one thousand graduates to serve as school teachers across the State held at Sir Ahmadu Bello Hall, Dutse.
He said the recruitment of temporary teachers is part of the State Government’s commitment to improving the education sector and filling the existing teacher gap in the state.
Mallam Umar Namadi explained that the J-Teach program will serve as a training ground for the teachers and will be absorbed into permanent and pensionable based on their commitment.
According to him, the recruitment of the temporary J-Teach teachers is based on the need of secondary schools across the state.
Namadi noted that the J-Teach teachers will be evaluated and those who have performed well will be given permanent and pensionable.
He said the teachers would be posted back to their various communities.
He therefore charged them to be fair and dedicated.
Radio Nigeria reports that, the state has over 10,000 teachers gap emanated from massive retirement or death of teachers for many years without replacement.