Borno needs 6,000 teachers to improve quality of education ― NUT

The Borno Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), says about 6,000 additional teachers are required to improve the quality of education in the state.

The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports that the union spoke against the backdrop of 40 mega schools constructed by the government to cater for the education of 53,000 children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency in the state.

The Chairman of the NUT, Jibril Muhammed, told NAN in Maiduguri that at least 5000 teachers are required for primary schools while additional 1000 be deployed to secondary schools to boost teaching and learning.

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He commended the government for prioritising education in the state but said it should also accord priority to teachers welfare.

“The government is building a state of the art schools with a decent environment, but our teachers lack motivation. It is my firm belief that with the necessary motivations for our teachers, the problems in our education sector will be solved.”

He lamented that teachers were among the worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, with about 530 killed and 32,000 displaced.