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  • News - North West - Zamfara
  • Updated: April 03, 2024

Zamfara: Lawal commits to addressing teacher deficit in schools

Zamfara: Lawal commits to addressing teacher deficit in scho

Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal has expressed his administration's commitment to address teacher deficit across schools in the state with the recruitment of 2,000 English and Science teachers.

The State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Wadatau Madawaki disclosed this on Tuesday in Gusau during a stakeholders’ meeting on Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) Project.

allnews.ng notes that the AGILE project is a World Bank-assisted project aimed at enhancing secondary education opportunities for adolescent boys and girls between 10 and 20 years through the Federal Ministry of Education.

The commissioner noted that the governor has prioritized teachers' recruitment to salvage the education sector in the state.

Madawaki who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Hajiya Barira Ibrahim said the government remained committed to supporting the AGILE project succeed in the state.

He said: “Right from inception of Gov. Dauda Lawal’s administration, education has been accorded special priority towards reviving the sector.

“Very soon, we are going to embark on recruitment of 2,000 teachers across the state to bridge the gap in shortage of English language and Science subjects teachers in our schools.

“We believe the AGILE project will bring positive changes to the future of adolescent boys and girls as well as future education of our dear state."

On her part, the Agile project State Coordinator, Sa’adatu Abdu Gusau appreciated the World Bank and the Federal Ministry of Education for selecting the state to be among the benefiting states.

She noted that the project was targeting over 57,000 adolescent children to benefit from the project in the state while calling on all stakeholders to support the project deliver in the state.

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