The Kano State Government has recalled 3,268 teachers that were earlier posted to private, voluntary, and community schools in the state over the years. Their recall was announced by the state ministerial committee for the recall of teachers at the end of a screening exercise.
A statement issued by the spokesperson of the state Ministry of Education, Aliyu Yusuf, on Tuesday, June 22 said the committee was established by the Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, under the chairmanship of the Executive Secretary, Kano State Library Board, Ibrahim Bichi.
According to the committee, some of the identified teachers have spent between 10 and 15 years serving in private schools while enjoying monthly salaries from either state or local government. After the screening exercise, the committee uncovered a private school with more than 50 teachers posted from government schools over the years.
The statement further stated that while the teachers were on such postings, they enjoyed consistent promotions up to directorate cadres and furthered their studies for higher degrees ranging from M.Sc to Ph.D.
It noted that the exercise is aimed at addressing teachers’ shortfall in public schools in the state.