On December 20, 2021, the Ministry of Education in conjunction with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Best Education for All Service Delivery (BESDA) conducted trainings and administered a literacy and numeracy questionnaire to 17,229 local schools. Teachers of Authority (LEA) in the 27 local government areas of the state.
In order to achieve the objective desired by the current government in cleaning up the education system of the State, a committee was formed whose members came from the Ministry of Education, SUBEB, BESDA, stakeholders from academia of all LGAs, Nigerian Labor Congress, Nigerian Teachers Union and other relevant stakeholders
Speaking at the presentation of the report, Borno State Commissioner for Education, Engr Lawan Abba Wakilbe thanked the Governor for entrusting them with such a huge task, he also thanked all other stakeholders who took part in the exercise, the committee had also forwarded twenty-four (24) recommendations in the main report for kind consideration by the Governor of Borno State.
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Before submitting the report to Governor Zulum along with other members of the committee, the commissioner pointed out to the governor what the report contains
He revealed that out of the 17,229 teachers spread across the 27 LGAs there are 5,439 qualified teachers who make up 31.
6%, 7,975 making up 46.
3% need further training, while 3,815 making up 22.
1% are incompetent.
The report also revealed that 2,389 teachers representing 13.
9% had taught without any formal qualification from any institution.
Governor Zulum who spoke after the presentation of the report said, “We cannot move Borno forward unless we are able to clean up our public school system and if I am able to clean up education, I would have achieved 50% of what I set out to accomplish. as Governor.
However, Governor Zulum swears not to fire anyone rather than transferring those deemed incompetent to teach to other places where they can also function effectively.
Similarly, Governor Zulum was sworn in as New Commissioner and 3 Permanent Secretary, whose appointment he described as a timely quota basis and in line with the character system of Borno State.
The oath of office was presided over by Justice Haruna Mshelia in government, the appointees were architect Isa Garba Halidu as commissioner of works and housing, permanent secretary Garba Musa hailing from Chibok local government.
Grema Mallam Fannami Permanent Secretary of Jere Local Government and Ahmadu Umara-Mafa Local Government respectively
Zulum urged them to be proactive and ensure that they carry out their duties in accordance with the Nigerian constitution.
Ministry of Education releases report on teacher competence in Borno