Chairman, Katsina State sub-committee on education, Dr. Badamasi Charanchi, has revealed that about 11,000 teachers in both primary and secondary schools in the state are not qualified to teach due to lack of required National Certificate of Education, NCE.
Dr. Charanchi, who disclosed this at the weekend during a stakeholders meeting in Katsina, the state capital, also said that the state has only 4,098 and 12,439 qualified secondary and primary school teachers, respectively.
He noted that, the lack of quality teachers had created serious problem for the delivery of quality education in public schools.
Besides, many public schools in the state are in dilapidated structures with inadequate teaching and learning materials, he noted.
According to him, hundreds of students in both primary and secondary schools are sitting on the floor due to lack of chairs and tables.
Charanchi called on the state government to employ 7,564 and 4,640 qualified teachers for primary and secondary schools, respectively.
He further called for rehabilitation of all dilapidated schools to create conducive atmosphere for learning and teaching.
Responding, Governor Aminu Bello Masari directed all top government functionaries and political office holders to enroll their children into public schools.
Masari pledged that his administration would come up with a blueprint to revive the education sector in the state.
Earlier, Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abulmumini Kabir Usman, called for reintroduction of routine inspection to schools to assess performance of teachers and students.
Kabir said his emirate had introduced development committees to complement effort of government for the revival of education.

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