Kano govt discovers 3,268 teachers posted to private schools, others for 15 years

The Kano State Government has discovered 3,268 teachers that were posted to private, voluntary and community schools in the state for years.

The discovery was made by the State Government Ministerial Committee for the recall of teachers on the state government’s payroll posted to such school.

The committee said some of the identified staff have spent more than 10 to 15 years serving in private schools while enjoying monthly salaries from either state or local government.

It will be recalled that barely three days after the commencement of the screening exercise, the committee also uncovered a single private school with more than 50 teachers posted from government schools over the years.

A statement issued by State Ministry of Education Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Yusuf, on Tuesday state that the committee was established by the Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, under the chairmanship of Dr Ibrahim Bichi, Executive Secretary, Kano State Library Board.

According to the statement, it was also discovered that while on such postings, the teachers enjoyed consistent promotions up to directorate cadres and furthered their studies for higher degrees ranging from M.Sc and PhD certificates.

It noted that the exercise is aimed at addressing the lingering problem of teachers shortfall in public schools in the state.

“Parents and members of the general public are therefore called upon to be patient, as the whole exercise was aimed at sanitizing the state education system for the better,” the statement said.

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