According to Comrade Abdulkadir Yunusa, Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Jigawa State Chapter, the state has a teacher shortage of over 9,000.
The chairman made the announcement during a news conference held at the Union’s Dutse headquarters to commemorate World Teachers’ Day.
He stated that over 9,000 instructors are required to supervise hundreds of schools around the state that are experiencing teacher shortages.
Yunusa noted that the void was caused by a large number of teachers retiring or dying over a long period of time without being replaced.Despite the fact that the State Government engaged 1,950 teachers, he believes the figure is insufficient given the number of schools in the state that lack teachers.
He went on to say that the state government has also implemented the J-teach program to address the present teacher shortage in the state.
The beneficiaries will also be changed to permanent teachers based on their performance and commitment, according to the chairman.