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No teacher will be sacked in Sokoto, insists Tambuwal

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on Thursday said there is no plan to sack teachers despite large number of unqualified teachers in the state.

Mr Tambuwal said plans are underway for unqualified teachers to be given extra training at the Shehu Shagari college of education.

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“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” he said.

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“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 the education sector, will be moved to other places where they can really be productive. But we will not sack any teacher whatsoever,” he added.

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Mr Tambuwal hinted that his government is dedicated to promote agricultural and other economic venture in the states, adding that revenue generation and provision of employment opportunities are his top priority.

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