BAUCHI State governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has approved the immediate re-engagement of 1,546 teachers, whose certificates have been verified as genuine and also passed the proficiency examination conducted for teachers in the state.
This is even as a total of 553 teachers, who were absent in both the first and second proficiency examinations without any genuine reasons have been dismissed from government service with immediate effect, while nine teachers found with both fake ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level certificates, have been dismissed from service.
The payment of the salaries of the re-engaged teachers is to take effect from this month with eight months condonation period.
According to a press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Mr Ishola Michael Adeyemi, the governor gave the approval following a memo presented to him by the chairman of the state’s Teachers Service Commission, Yahaya Baba, pursuant to the ongoing reorganisation in the education sector of the state.
The statement informed that certificates of 1,386 others were still with the verification committee for authentication in order to identify genuine ones who would be reengaged into the service.
It added that 96 teachers, who failed the first proficiency examination but later sat for and passed the second proficiency examination, had been reengaged.
Also, 40 teachers who have genuine ‘O’ Level and fake ‘A’ Level certificates have been reengaged but will be demoted to Grade Level 05 and compelled to produce a minimum of NCE certificate within three years otherwise, they will be compulsorily retired from service.
According to the statement, the governor also approved the immediate reengagement of 165 teachers who have fake certificates at ‘O’ Level and qualified at ‘A’ Level but with ultimatum of two years to be immediately enrolled into Pivotal Teachers Training Programme (PTTP) and to be downgraded to Grade Level 05, after which they will be upgraded to their normal grade levels on successful completion.
The downgrading and demotion of the affected teachers, according to the statement, would allow government to have more funds available to be able to recruit additional qualified teachers to be posted to the various schools in the state.
Also, Governor Yuguda in his resolve to solve the logjam in the state’s education sector, approved the immediate reengagement of 120 teachers, who failed both the first and second proficiency examinations but have genuine certificates based on the outcome of the verification exercise.
He, however, approved that all the affected teachers should be compelled to undergo capacity building training to be organised by the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), while anyone of them who fail to attend the training should consider himself or herself dismissed from service.
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