Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State yesterday explained why government would still sustain the services of about 25,000 unqualified teachers in the state public primary schools in Kano.
Speaking at the distribution of empowerment facilities to 550 youths and car loan to 2,600 civil servants at the government house, Ganduje confirmed that his government inherited about 25,000 unqualified teachers in primary schools.
He explained that instead of sacking the affected teachers, government was mindful of the multiplier effect of unemployment market.
The governor added that those teacher had since been enrolled across tertiary institution to acquire their NCE.
While emphasising his government commitment to efficient and effective policies for functional civil service in Kano, he hinted that loan were strategically deployed to motivate the workers to deliver.
He added that the state government recently removed the dichotomy between HND and B Sc graduates as well as tenureship system of directors in the state civil service to inject efficiency and equal opportunity for all.
Ganduje, who cautioned the youths against diverting the empowerment equipment given to them after their training, revealed that monitoring team that would monitor the progress of the youths would be established.
The collaborative empowerment programme between Kano State government and Industrial Training Funds (ITF) enabled the 550 youths three months intensive vocational training in the areas of tailoring, plumbing, photography and Plaster of Pari (POP).
The Director General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Mr. Joseph Ari who applauded Kano state government empowerment Initiative wants the beneficiaries to be employer of labour.
He added that the vocational programme was in line with the federal government’s sustainable economic growth initiative to encourage self-sufficiency.