Wednesday 2 February 2022


By: Willy Punvwet (Lafia),

Nasarawa State Governor Engr. Abdullahi Sule has again directed that, only competent and qualified persons should be considered for employment in the on-going Teachers Recruitment exercise in the state.

The Governor’s directive is coming on the heels of reports reaching his office that, some unscrupulous individuals are extorting money from applicants with the promise of offering them employment.

The Governor has warned that, “due process must be followed at every stage of the exercise and only the best should be considered”.

The Governor gave this directive during a meeting in his office with the Chairman and Commissioners of the Teachers Service Commission at the State Government House in Lafia.

Engr. Sule, noted during the meeting that, having conducted a Baseline Survey, the dream of his administration of repositioning education in the state would be a mirage unless, “competent teachers are recruited to teach in our schools”.

Adding that, “one of the ways we intend to achieve qualitative education is to completely insulate our teacher recruitment process from political sentiments and undue interference”.

He challenged the Management of the Teacher’s Service Commission to resist pressures from any quarters to favour unqualified candidates.

Governor Sule explained that, “there are qualified and competent prospective Teachers in each LGA of the state and so the recruitment of 550 Teachers must reflect a fair distribution so that, every constituency is represented. If the TSC is found guilty of unfairness, the exercise will not be accepted”.

He also admonished that everyone must realize that, putting unqualified persons in teaching positions would amount to incalculable damage to the future of the children and the generations to come.

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