By Gambo Abubakar Kaduna

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Education, Professor Sani Bello (Mainan Zazzau), has expressed the state government planned to recruit ten thousand teachers gradually, through the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB).

Professor Sani Bello stated this through the ministry's Director of Planning, Alhaji Salisu Baba Lawal, during a stakeholders' reflection meeting, on finding and the lessons learned from the study, "on the implementation of the teacher's recruitment, deployment and retention policy in Kaduna state."

The research collection which was conducted in November 2023, is funded by education research in conflict and crisis-affected settings, led by the International Rescue Mission, also funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, which was recently held at Asaa Pyramid Hotel in Kaduna.

According to the commissioner, the Kaduna state government and the federal government have taken measures for the provision of security personnel within the schools that are in the conflict and crisis area in the state.

He however noted that "the state government in collaboration with United Nations UNICEF will train teachers and students on the early warning sign of insecurity, to help them to understand the measure to be taken if the signs of insecurity occurred.

The Permanent Member of Kaduna State Teachers Service Board, (TSB), Alhaji Shehu Sani Usman, said, the objective of the gathering was to discuss research carried out by Oxford organization on recruitment, deployment, and retention policy, which the state government has approved TSB to be used during the recruitment exercises.

"In which the TSB already last year started the recruitment of 7600 teachers that have already been sent to various secondary schools in the state, "we followed strictly the policy and it was successful", Alhaji Shehu said.

The Kaduna State Chairman Nigerian Union of Teachers, Comrade Ibrahim Dalhatu, said "We were invited to give an input on how the policy being used by TSB and SUBEB whether it's effective or ineffective, and to criticize where it the policy fail to meet up other standards as well as make the recommendations.

"We have seen the finding and the report, by Oxford policy management study research last year. and it's extremely important for the development of child education in the state and the country at large.

While addressing the newsmen after the event, the Senior Education Specialist at Oxford Policy Management, Mrs. Joy Oballum, described the reflections meeting as an avenue to look inward by supporting the educational system and the government to improve the processes that make it easier for the children at a conflict set to learned better. 

 She further noted that, "the research we are here today, is looking of how we can learned from the ongoing implementations of this teachers policy, for betterness, and the area which have been recommended for further action.

"It objective is looking at the how the policy has been implemented, what's the challenges to review, verified and revised in an effective way."

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