By G9ija

No fewer than 776 newly recruited teachers will be absorbed into secondary schools in Borno State on November 1, Governor Babagana Zulum said on Tuesday.

Zulum made this known yesterday in Maiduguri after he met with commissioners of the Ministries of Higher Education, Senior Secondary Education, and chairman, Borno State Universal Basic Education Board (BOSUBEB) in charge of primary and junior secondary schools and other stakeholders in the state education sector.

Zulum also directed the State Ministry of Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board to recruit some qualified retired teachers, particularly science teachers on an ad-hoc basis.

The recruitment of the ad-hoc teachers “is to bridge the gap of the existing shortage of science teachers across the state.”

He also promised that as soon as ongoing verification exercise of primary schools teachers was completed, he would approve the recruitment of new teachers for primary and junior secondary schools through the State Universal Education Board.

The governor said the State Executive Council had resolved to extend the retirement age of tutors at state-owned tertiary institutions.

He said a legal framework will be put in place as a bill was already sent to the State Assembly to that effect.