23rd June, 2021
By Zubairu Idris/Kano
Kano State Government said it has uncovered on its payroll no fewer than 3000 teachers working for private, community and voluntary schools.
Aliyu Yusuf, Chief Public Relations Officer, State Ministry of Education said the teachers were identified three days to the commencement of screening by a committee set up by the government.
The committee is chaired by Dr Ibrahim Ahmed Bichi, the executive secretary, Kano State Library Board.
Yusuf revealed that the committee discovered the affected teachers working in 3,268 private, community and voluntary schools across the state.
“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 said.
He 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 service delivery.