Zulum appears at teachers verification venue, says unqualified teachers not acceptable..
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum yesterday presented himself at the headquarters of the State Universal Basic Education Board, the venue of the ongoing teachers' verification exercise in the State.
Governor Zulum, said he constituted a committee few months ago and have examined the structures very well. While saying this, the Governor made it known that Teachers are the most important thing in the present assignment. He said teachers must be qualified to have the best result
"If you cannot have qualified teachers in the primary schools, I think all the facelift and the rehabilitation are exercise in futility"
“We will give greater priority to the kind of teachers in our primary schools, if the foundation is weak there is no way the Secondary and tertiary education in the state will be sound. The quality of pupils in the primary schools determine our output in secondary schools.” Said Zulum
The Governor while speaking with the committee told them that the major reason students in secondary schools cannot obtain credits is because they lack the requisite training at the primary schools level.
"This administration will give all the necessary support to you to be able to discharge your duties. We will examine your report at the end of the exercise, those that we felt they should be allowed to go on training, we can train them” Zulum added.
Governor Zulum who was addressing some teachers from Damboa local government who were in attendance for the verification assured them of their welfare and well improved atmosphere for teaching and learning in Borno State.
“We shall insha Allah provide accommodation for teachers, loans and improve the welfare of our teachers. But how can we do that ? We have to get the system right, our teachers should be qualified and genuine” Zulum said.
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