The Jigawa State government through the State Universal Basic Education Board will provide new structures and renovates 300 primary and junior secondary schools in all parts of the state.
The board chairman, Alhaji Salisu Zakari, disclosed this shortly after a meeting with the financial officers of the board.
Already, he said the state government has released the sum of N600 million as its counterparts funding for 2013 that was not paid by the previous government, “so when such intervention fund received, we will embarks on the constructions and renovations we already plan for”.
The executive chairman said the state is planning to recruits 4, 000 qualified teachers while retraining of some already in the service would continue all in an effort to ensure quality education in the state, noting that over 1000 teachers without NCE certificate were dismissed.
According to him, so far 800 out of the total number have obtained National Certificate of Education, NCE, adding that “they are now qualified teachers and posted to continue teaching the various schools”.
According to him, the state was making arrangements to address the situation by employing more qualified teachers in those disciplines.

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