By Aliyu Dangida
Governor of Jigawa state Malam Umar Namadi has tasked the newly 1000 recruited J-Tech beneficiaries to work hard as their permanent appointment is based on performance.
Governor Namadi stated this while presenting letters of engagement to over one thousand graduates to serve as school teachers across the state held at Sir Ahmadu Bello Hall, Dutse.
Governor Namadi said the recruitment of temporary teachers is part of the State Government’s commitment to improving the education sector and filling the existing teacher gap in the state.
Hotpen reports that the state has over 10,000 teachers gap emanated from massive retirement or death of teachers for many years without replacement.
Governor Namadi explained that the J-Teach program will serve as a training ground for the teachers and will be absorbed into permanent and pensionable based on their commitment.
The governor stated further that the recruitment of the temporary J-Teach teachers is based on the need of secondary schools across the state.
His words:-“Your recruitment is done based on merit and demands, I can boldly say none of my members of the state executive council will say this is his sister or brother among the beneficiaries”.
Governor Namadi noted that the J-Teach teachers will be evaluated and those who have performed well will be given permanent and pensionable offer.
He said the teachers would be posted back to their various communities, charged them to be fair and dedicated to their assigned responsibilities.