By Boluwaji Obahopo
As Teachers in Kogi State join their other counterparts across the world to celebrate this year’s Teachers Day, the Kogi State Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS, has decried the dearth of teachers in state schools.
State Chairman of ASUSS, Ranti Ojo said the union the abysmal shortage of teachers in Kogi Schools was one of the reasons for abysmal performance of students in terminal examinations.
He said the shortage was from the fallout of the screening exercise which led to the exit of teachers from the classrooms due to massive compulsory retirement inflicted on the sector.
He, however, urged the state government to look into recruitment of 3000 teachers to bridge the gap of inadequacy.
Mr. Ranti also called the attention of the state government to other deplorable condition of schools.
“We wish to once again as usual, draw attention to the deplorable conditions of most of our schools. We cannot but paint the gloomy pictures…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper