Niger recruits 2500 teachers

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By Matthew Jwantu, Minna

The Niger State government has recruited 2,500 teachers in a bit to upgrade the quality of education in the State.

Chairman State Universal Basic Education, Alhaji Alhassan Mohammed Bawa told Journalists in Minna, Wednesday that a total of 3,989 teachers have so far been engaged by the present administration to take care of 193, 304 junior secondary schools in the state.

With the new recruits, the State now has 21,767 teachers with 721,977 Primary school pupils, Bawa said.

The Niger State Universal Basic Education Board according to him has entered into agreements with Universal Solution to train 1,680 existing head teachers, 2,447 primary 1 teachers and 150 officials to improve teaching quality.

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