Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has announced plans to re-assign teachers who do not have the requisite qualifications.
Tambuwal, who made this known at the weekend at the yearly national congress of alumni of his alma mater, the Dogon Daji Old Boys Association (DOBA), said beginning from the next budget cycle, government would ensure continuous training of teachers in conformity with modern teaching techniques.
He added that huge sums have been budgeted for re-training, warning that any teacher, who fails to perform thereafter, would be re-assigned to other ministries and departments of government.
He said: “Those who don’t have the requisite qualifications would be re-assigned but will not lose their jobs. Let me announce it here that we do not plan to retrench any teacher working with the state government. In fact, we need more quality teachers to address shortfall in numbers.
“What we will not condone in our schools are unqualified teachers who have nothing to offer our children. If after giving you the necessary training, we discovered you don’t have the capacity or enthusiasm to teach, we will reassign you to where your expertise if most needed.”
Alhaji Nasiru Idris and Abdullahi Muhammed were elected as National President and Secretary of the association, while Dr. Bello Wamakko and Ahmed Garba emerged as Vice President and Organising Secretary at the event.