Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello has denied plans by his administration to to sack primary school teachers in the state.
Bello made this known after inspecting the newly established Niger State Professional Teachers Development Institute at Maraban Dandaudu, in the Muyan Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor noted that although some primary school teachers with fake certificates were being investigated but doesn’t translate to sack of teachers. The investigation according to him is to probe the fallen standard of education in the state.
“I learnt of a rumour making the rounds that we intend to sack primary school teachers following the misconception of what I said about the falling standard of education occassioned by inadequate qualified and competent teachers in our primary schools.
“I received calls that people are afraid we may retrench primary school teachers, especially those with faulty certificates. The truth is that there is no such plan. We don’t have enough teachers, so we are not sacking rather we are going to train and retrain our teachers and those with bad case will be sent back to school.”