An estimated 13, 000 teachers are required in primary and secondary schools in Katsina state for optimal teaching and learning in the schools, the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has disclosed.
The governor, who stated this shortly after inspecting on-going total renovation and upgrading of Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Batagarawa and FSP Primary and Secondary School Katsina; said the target of his administration to have 50 pupils provided with furniture per class for now instead of the prevailing situation of over 150 pupils per class.
“Already, the present administration had given an approval for the recruitment of 1900 teachers mainly in sciences and core subjects with preference for those who had been serving as volunteer teachers for years,” he recalled.
At Batagarawa, Masari was taken round by an official of the state Science and Technical Education Board, Gambo Mashi, and the school principal, Umar Lema, where he inspected construction of additional three dormitories and one additional block of classrooms, while at FSP School in katsina metropolis, he inspected the ongoing state of the art laboratories and 300 sitting capacity examination hall and a drainage project to prevent of flooding in the school.
Meanwhile, the governor yesterday received the emir, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, at Muhammadu Buhari House, Katsina, on sallah homage and to show continuous support to the administration of Governor Masari.
The emir expressed satisfaction that a in the state were recording bumper harvest adding that he was also impressed by the renovation of schools carried out by the present administration in the emirate.
He assured that prayers would continue to be offered in the emirate for the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administrations in the country.