As part of effort to improve the standard of education in Gombe state, Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has declared a state of emergency in the state’s educational sector.
The governor who expresses dissatisfaction with the absymal failure of the past administration to give education uptimum attention in the state and make educational development of the citizenry a top priority, declared a state of emergency in the educational sector which suffers gross negligence from the past leaders.
It was gathered that upon the pronouncement of the declaration by the Governor in 2019, a committee was set up by the state government to serve as a think- thank for total revamping of education in the state.
INN reports that among the policies which the standing committee come up with include the urgent need for the establishment of new model schools in different LGAs in the state, recruitment of more qualified primary and secondary school teachers, teachers verification exercise to identify and expell ghost teachers on government payroll, renovation of old school buildings and provision of educational material and infrastructure in the existing public schools in the state, amon others.
In his swift resolve to assiduously implement the policy frame work of the education committee to device a means of reviving education in the state, Governor Yahaya last month directed the state Ministry of Education to initiate the prompt employment of one thousand senior secondary school teachers.
The exercise was, for the first time in the history of Gombe state, carried out throught an online website created by the state Teachers Service Commission (TSC) a parastatal under the supervision of the state Ministry of Education.
INN reports that over 5,000 unemployed university graduates including PWDs graduates across the state registered for the TSC recruitment exercise which is targeted at recruiting only 1000 teachers. However all the interested applicants were compulsorily made to pass through a Computer Based Test conducted by the TSC at Gombe state University Main Library out of which 3, 400 candidates passed the CBT exercise and subsequently proceed to conduct a state-of the- art interview for final selection.
Investigation conducted by the INN reporter revealed that a total of 25 persons with disabilities (PWDs) participated in the TSC recruitment exercise out of which 10 Deaf and 5 persons with physical disability passed all the pre- recruitment tests and made the final list of 1,000 teachers.