Kano Uncovers 3000 Private, Community Teachers on its Payroll

Kano State Government has uncovered about 3000 teachers employed by private, community and voluntary schools all of whom are being paid by the state government. The state ministry of education made the revelation in Kano on Tuesday.
In a statement by the ministry’s chief public relations officer, Aliyu Yusuf, the state ministry of education noted that the teachers who were never employed by the state government are however, on the payroll of the state and illegal enjoying public benefits. The teachers he disclosed, were identified via an interim report submitted by the committee set up by the state government on the matter. The report was submitted three days to the commencement of the real screening exercise.
“The committee uncovered that some of the identified staff have spent more than 10 to 15 years serving in such schools. They are enjoying monthly salaries from either state or local governments, in addition to furthering their studies ranging from M.A, M Sc., and Ph D certificates, among others.
While on such postings, the teachers are enjoying their consistent promotions up to directorate cadre.”
Yusuf added that the interim report of the Committee, revealed that “a single private school has more than 50 teachers posted from government schools over the years.
“That negative development that must be put to a halt to address the lingering problem of teachers’ shortfall in public schools in the state,” he said
Yusuf urged parents and the public to be patient, as the whole exercise was aimed at sanitising the state education system for better swrvice delivery.(NAN)

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