Adamawa state is set to employ 2,000 qualified Teachers for Primary and Secondary Schools.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri disclosed this on Friday, while addressing supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, during a campaign rally for the local government councils elections n Shelleng and Guyuk Local Government Areas,
Fintiri says the mass employment is a fulfillment of part of his campaign promises to revamp the education sector, provide jobs for the unemployed and conduct elections to give citizens the right to vote leaders of their choice.
“After the partial lifting of the embargo on recruitment; we are set to recruit about 2,000 qualified teachers for our Primary and Secondary Schools.”
“We are making contact with the state’s legislature to see how we can make provisions for the recruitment in the 2020 budget.
“The recruitment process will commence from January to March 2020,’’ Fintiri said.
He expressed delight that since taking over the mantle of leadership six months ago, about 50,000 children who dropped out of school had successfully returned to their respective schools across the state.
Fintiri also pledged that as from December, all qualified indigent students in various higher institutions of learning across the country, would start enjoying reasonable scholarship package.
According to him, his administration has created ministry for Youths Training and Empowerment, where about 10,000 youths were targeted for skills acquisition training in various fields, including Mechanical and Electrical engineering, Agriculture among others.
Fintiri also lauded the Federal Government’s school feeding initiative, adding that his administration was making efforts to compliment the programme.