Nasarawa State Governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule has disclosed that any injustice done by the state Teachers Service Commission in the ongoing recruitment of 550 teachers will not be approved by his office.
He said the dream of his administration to reposition education in the state will be a mirage unless competent teachers are recruited to teach in schools.
The Governor directed that only competent and qualified persons should be considered for employment in the on-going teachers’ recruitment exercise in the state.
He stated this yesterday in his office in Lafia during a meeting with the chairman and commissioners of the State teachers service commission.
According to a press statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra said the governor’s directive is coming on the heels of reports reaching his office that some unscrupulous individuals are extorting money from applicants with the promise of offering them employment.
He warned that due process must be followed at every stage of the exercise and only the best should be considered, adding that the exercise is free and the commission should not collect any kobo from applicants.
Engr. Sule noted that having conducted a Baseline Survey, the dream of his administration of repositioning education in the state will be a mirage unless competent teachers are recruited to teach in the schools.
According to him, “One of the ways we intend to achieve qualitative education is to completely insulate our teachers’ recruitment process from political sentiments and undue interference”.
He challenged the management of the Teacher’s Service Commission to resist pressures from any quarters to favour unqualified candidates.
Governor Sule added that “there are qualified and competent prospective teachers in each LGA of the state and so the recruitment of 550 teachers must reflect a fair distribution, so that every constituency is represented. If the TSC is found guilty of unfairness, the exercise will not be accepted”.
Culled from The Nations