The Daura Local Education Authority in Katsina State has said student’s enrolment into primary schools has increased by 75% in the last two years.
The Education Secretary, Alhaji Nuruddeen Lawan, made the disclosure in an interview with NAN) today.
Lawan said the surge was due to sensitization of parents and guardians in the area on the importance of schooling.
Lawal also disclosed that the state government has begun renovating 50 primary schools in the area.
He said the State Universal Education Board [SUBEB] and the local educati0n authority have approved further training for 312 teachers.
This is apart from those already pursuing various programs in higher institutions.
The scribe explained that 78 teachers were undergoing degree programs in universities.
He also said 240 others were in colleges of educati0n and other institutions for their National Certificate in Education.
He said that the emphasis on the retraining was to ensure that every teacher in the local government is a professional.
On staff welfare, the scribe said 600 teachers were recently promoted as part of the authority’s capacity building program.
He called for timely implementation of the promotions to enable the beneficiaries “enjoy the dividend of their efforts.”
Lawal urged SUBEB to provide functional vehicles to the local education authority for effective monitoring.
He also appealed to the state government to recruit 300 additional teachers to man existing 1, 050 primary schools in the area.