The Plateau State government recently sacked 1,000 primary schools teachers for alleged incompetence and certificate forgery.
The State Governor, Jonah Jang, made the disclosure on Thursday at the University of Jos, during inaugural public lecture titled, “Quality of Medicines: Everyone a Stakeholder?” by Nelson Ochekpe, a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
He said: “The state government has just sacked 1,000 teachers due to incompetence. We kept battling the teachers with fake certificates. You can imagine that some persons, who have no business in the education sector whatsoever, are teachers in our schools”. [eap_ad_1] The governor, who lamented the lack of basic learning tools and facilities in most schools in Nigeria, said “It is pathetic to see a science school without a laboratory; cobwebs everywhere. While I was serving as a military administrator in Benue State, I met a teacher in a bush, teaching pupils under a tree.
“Our elementary educational system, which is supposed to be the starting point for our young ones, is on the verge of collapse”.
On the efforts of his administration towards revamping the state’s educational sector, he said “We have renovated and equipped 20 primary schools in each of the three senatorial zones of the state”.