According to reports, the Nasarawa State Government on Friday said it had concluded plans to employ 2, 600 degree and National Certificate in Education (NCE) holders to teach in its public schools.
Mr Tijjani Ahmed, the Commissioner for Education, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that the recruitment was aimed at injecting fresh hands to further re-position the education sector.
According to the commissioner, the degree holders in education are to teach in the secondary schools, while those with NCE will teach in the primary schools.
“Arrangement has already reached an advanced stage to employ 2,600 teachers in both primary and secondary schools.
“In the next few weeks, before the beginning of next academic session, the teachers will be engaged and posted to various schools,” he said.
Ahmed said that government recently promoted over 6,000 teachers in its bid to ensure career progression; with some of them getting double promotion.
He said that the ministry had set machinery in motion to sanitise the education sector in the state for better service delivery.
The commissioner said that the ministry would soon go out to supervise the activities of private schools in the state.
He advised private school owners operating in the state to either renew their licence or register and get approval from the ministry, in order to avoid sanction.