Taraba State Government has approved the recruitment of three thousand Teachers to boost the performance of Taraba indigenes and to reposition the educational sector to be comparable to any in the country.
This was disclosed to Government House Press Crew at the Exco Chambers shortly after the Executive Council meeting yesterday by the Commissioner for Education, Mr. Johannes Jegem, Barr. Yusuf Akirikwen and the Head of service of the State, Mr. Simon Angyu during a Press briefing on the resolution of the Council as chaired by the Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku where landmark approval was given to the Ministry of Education.
The Commissioner for Education, Hon. Johannes Jegem disclosed that during the meeting, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku and the entire Council members approved the recruitment of 3000 trained teachers to beef up the educational sector of the State.
Hon. Johannes Jegem said, the essence of the scheme which is tittled, ‘Rescue Teachers Scheme,’ is to enhance total Reformation in the education sector to make it sound, resourceful and result oriented in line with the new National Policy on Education in the Country.
He stressed that, Education is the cornerstone of human and Economic development in Taraba State and beyond and called on qualified and trained teachers to take advantage of this opportunity.
He explained that emphasis will be given to NCE and first degree holders in the fields of education.
The Commissioner disclosed that the recruitment will reflect Federal character where all the 16 Local Government Councils will be given equal opportunity, but said, trained teachers in the fields of sciences will be given priority as it has been allocated 70% of those to be recruited while 30% goes to teachers in the fields of Arts and the recruitment is strictly for Secondary Schools cadre.
While in his contribution, the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barr. Yusuf Akirikwen said the approval is meant to improve and sustain the performance recorded by students of Taraba State in the last year’s West Africa Examination Council WAEC.
He posited that the present administration led by Darius Ishaku is determined to vigorously reposition the State educational sector saying, the submission received a unanimous support from the entire Exco members.
Barr. Yusuf Akirikwen maintained that the focus of the Rescue Mission of Arc. Darius Ishaku is to provide jobs for Tarbans and take them off the streets and called on graduates and NCE holders that are indigenes of the State to apply immediately.
He explained that, out of the three thousand teachers to be employed, one thousand will be first degree holders while the remaining two thousand will strictly be for NCE holders.
He also called on those who are under the manpower scheme of the State to also apply as they will be given special consideration, particularly those with first degree and NCE holders.
In his contribution, the State Head of Service, Mr. Simon Angyu revealed that the ban on employment was lifted last year by the State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku and the employment is expected to be carried out in phases.
According to him, the Ministry of Health has employed Nurses and Midwives as well as Health workers and the retention of retiring nurses on contract basis because of lack of nurses in the health sector of the State, adding that more people will be recruited into the State Civil Service to make it more productive and vibrant.
Simon Angyu then used the opportunity to call on people of the State to support the present administration led by Arc. Darius Ishaku and his Rescue Mission to succeed.