The Plateau State government on Wednesday announced the dismissal of no less than 747 primary school teachers.
It is understood that some of the affected teachers failed to tender the minimum teaching qualification certificates as required by the state’s Teaching Service Commission.
Also, the state government announced the reinstatement of 141 teachers disengaged earlier.
These disclosures were made today by the Chairman of the state’s Universal Basic Education, Mathew Sule, in Jos, the state capital, at a refresher course for officials in the education sector.
Premium Times quoted Mr. Sule as saying that the affected teachers did not present the basic certificates that qualified them to teach in public schools within the time stipulated for them to do so.
He further disclosed that those who had attained the maximum number of years of public service were also retired.
Speaking on the 141 teachers that have been recalled, Mr. Sule revealed that they had met the requirements laid down by government.
Shortly before he left office, the former administration of former Governor Jonah Jang had sacked over 4000 primary school teachers it found not to have the basic qualifications to teach.
But Mr. Sule also revealed that there was an urgent need to employ new teachers to fill the vacancies created following the development and to enable public schools to have teachers for all subjects.