Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has directed teachers and other stakeholders in education under government payroll to immediately withdraw their children from private schools and enrol them into public schools.
Addressing principals and vice principals of 371 government owned secondary schools over the weekend, Masari said enrolment of their children into public schools was mandatory in order to improve the condition of the schools.
Masari said teachers in public schools have no excuse to enrol their children into private schools, warning that it was against the policy of his administration.
Masari said his administration would intensify school inspection to all schools to assess performance of teachers.
He directed the state commissioner of education to draw a time-table to assign all directors at the ministry to classroom work.
“Each and every commissioner must present a weekly report on the condition of schools under his constituency and performance of the teachers.”
Masari told the principals that henceforth, their promotion would be based on the performance of their final year students in NECO and WAEC examinations.
He said beginning from January 2017, his administration would stop payment of examination fees for NECO and WAEC, but students who pass recently- introduced mock examination would benefit from the gesture.
The governor announced the reintroduction of school management committees to handle supply of food items to boarding schools.
The measure, he said was to eliminate corruption and diversion of food items meant for the students.
Earlier, state commissioner of education, Prof Halimatu Saadiya Idris said the meeting was convened to discuss the way forward to address the problem facing education sector.
Prof Idris assured that government would use inputs forwarded by teachers during the meeting and appealed to stakeholders to work toward reviving the sector.

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