The Borno Government on Tuesday said it would employ 5,000 teachers to improve the quality of education in the state.
The Commissioner for Education in the state, Inuwa Kubau, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.
Mr. Kubau said the effort would boost quality of education and resuscitate the lost glory of the education sector in the state
He said the teachers would be employed to teach Mathematics, Physics, history, English, Hausa, Arabic language.
“Newly introduced subjects such as civic education, computer studies and trade also need specialized teachers.
“Gov.Kashim Shettima has accorded priority to the education sector since the beginning of this administration.
“While the sector has suffered great setback following attack on schools by Boko Haram insurgency across the state, the government has remained resilient and determined to revolutionise it.
“In line with this determination, the government has introduced free feedings to boost enrollment of students.
“The government has also introduced 120 shuttle buses to be transporting pupils to school. Already, 20 buses are operating in Maiduguri metropolis and Jere Local Government Area.
“The remaining 100 buses will be deployed to other 25 local government areas as soon as normalcy returned in the state,” Mr. Kubau said.
The Commissioner urged parents to senf their children to school, and appealed to humanitarian agencies to sensitise parents on the need to send their children to school.
“We also urge them to assist our teachers, especially those in difficult areas,” he said.