Emir of Daura in Katsina State, Alhaji Umar Farok Umar has expressed concern over poor quality of primary school teachers in the state.
Receiving new executive chairman of State Primary Education Board yesterday, Farouk said lack of quality teachers had resulted in the delivery of poor quality education.
Faruk explained that the problem had also resulted to graduation of primary school students with poor academic background.
He further said lack of teaching materials, depleted structures and poor working conditions for the teachers were some of the problems militating against the delivery of quality education in the state.
The Emir emphasized on the need for the state government to allocate more funds to the state Ministry of Education towards addressing the problem.
He said teachers, especially those teaching at the rural areas, needed to be assisted with free accommodation and special allowances.
This, he said, would solve the problem of truancy by the teachers and improve relationship between teachers, parents and community leaders.
Faruk assured that traditional rulers in the state had resolved to meet with Governor Aminu Bello Masari on the problem facing the education sector and how to address them.
Earlier, the chairman of the board had said the visit was to solicit for advice and prayers from the Emir to enable him succeed in his new assignment.
He called on the traditional rulers in the state to reintroduce schools visit in their domain to complement effort of the government in reviving primary education.


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