he Kano State Ministry of Education may soon constitute a committee to look into the anomalies in the promotion exercise of public school teachers in the state.
The state Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Kiru disclosed this when the management of Government Girls’ College in Dala, led by the Director of the college visited him in his office.
The Commissioner, who said he had keen interest in what is going on in the education sector, expressed dismay over how teachers were stagnated on a grade level for several years without promotion or in some cases they were promoted but denied their benefits for a very long time.
He noted that addressing an issue such as this should have been a primary concern of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) and the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), stressing that the committee to be constituted would do all that is possible to address such problems once and for all.
The Commissioner, however, cautioned the administrators, teaching and none teaching staff of public schools across the state to remain committed and punctual on their respected duty posts, as government would not condone laxity.
Muhammad told the visitors that the sum of N400 million had been approved by the state government for some projects in boarding schools across the state in which Government Girls’ College, Dala would be a beneficiary.
While thanking the management of the college for the visit, he appealed to the Director to always consider the welfare of her staff members, saying that would go a long way in motivating them to give their best to the job.
In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Hajiya Lauratu Ado Diso, who is the immediate past Director of the college, expressed gratitude to the management team of the college for the visit, and assured them that more goodies are underway.
On her part, the Director of the college, Hajiya Ramatu Mukhtar Tofa said that they were at the ministry to formally congratulate the Commissioner on his appointment, and expressed gratitude to the ministry for its prompt response during the recent fire outbreak in the college, as well as the renovation of the Director’s Office, which was destroyed by fire that gutted the college some months ago.