Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, on Thursday debunked speculations that he was planning to sack teachers in the state.
Speaking with journalists in Sokoto, Tambuwal stated that, though 31% of teachers in the state were not qualified, he does not intend to fire them.
Instead, the affected teachers would be trained at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto to obtain the necessary qualification.
“You see, we set up a technical committee on the state of emergency in the education sector to look into the problems in the sector and make recommendations to government for proper intervention.
“The committee submitted its report indicating that 31 per cent of teachers in schools are not qualified but are trainable. So, there is no plan by the government to sack any teacher in the state.
“”We will collaborate with Shehu Shagari College of Education to train them. Those that cannot be trained or fit in in the education sector, will be moved to other places where they can really be productive. But we will not sack any teacher whatsoever,” Tambuwal said.