Katsina to Employ 867 Teachers

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By Francis Sardauna in Katsina
The Katsina State government has concluded arrangements for the employment of 867 primary and secondary school teachers under its S-power programme to revamp the education sector in the state.
The S-power scheme is the job creation programme of Governor Aminu Bello Masari aimed at addressing the problem of massive unemployment among the teeming graduates as well as to avert the acute shortage of teaching staff in the state public schools.
Masari, through the social intervention programme, has so far employed 7,500 graduates who are currently teaching in both primary and secondary schools across the three senatorial zones of the state.
The Secretary of the S-power Committee, Ibrahim Nagari, who disclosed this to journalists in Katsina Wednesday, said 50,000 job seekers have so far applied for the job and screening was ongoing to ascertain those qualified for employment.
He reiterated that the 867 persons to be engaged under the social…



Source: Thisday Newspaper