Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has revealed that 776 newly-recruited teachers will join secondary schools in the state with effect from November 1, 2020.
Zulum disclosed this on Tuesday in Maiduguri after a meeting with Commissioners of the State’s Ministries of Higher Education, Senior Secondary Education, and Chairman of the Borno State Universal Basic Education Board (BOSUBEB) in charge of primary and junior secondary schools and other stakeholders in Borno’s education sector.
The Governor also informed the State Ministry of Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board to recruit qualified retired teachers, particularly science teachers on ad hoc basis. According to him, the recruitment will solve the shortage of science teachers across the state.
He further stated that he would approve the recruitment of new teachers for primary and junior secondary schools through the State Universal Education Board as soon as the ongoing verification exercise of primary schools teachers is completed.
Governor Zulum also announced that a bill has been sent to the State Assembly after deliberations by the State Executive Council to extend the retirement age of teachers at state-owned tertiary institutions.