The Governor Yahaya Bello led Kogi State Government on Thursday approved the recruitment of teachers into the primary and secondary schools in the state.
The government gave the approval at the State Executive Council meeting, and scheduled to commence in the next few weeks.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones said the decision was expedient to cover manpower gaps in the system.
He asserted that it was a general knowledge, the monumental infrastructural drive of the administration in the education sector, but nevertheless government realised that structures without adequate quality manpower would not yield the needed revolution in the sector.
The commissioner expressed that emphasis was on getting the right hands academically and professionally adding that the current resolution would be radically different from previous recruitment exercises undertaken in the state.
He stated that the government agreed to consider recruiting teachers who were retired but were still passionate about impacting knowledge on a special package of engagement.
Other considerations according to him were those who exited the system due to one reason or the other and those currently working as PTA teachers but with the required qualifications.
He pointed out that the welfare of teachers going forward would take a place of priority in the state adding that they have been directed to ensure the 100% payment of teacher’s salary henceforth.
Hon. Wemi stated that other benefits such as housing, bonuses, would not be missing, reiterating that in months to come the lots of teachers in the state would witness progression