Kano’s civil service is to redeploy 5,000 workers with qualifications in education to classrooms.
The state’s executive council which issued the directive says the move is to strengthen Kano’s free and compulsory education policy in tackling shortage in teaching staff.
Kano information commissioner, Muhammad Garba said in a statement on Sunday that the adoption of the resolution is part of the recommendation of the Technical Committee set up to look into the free education policy during the council’s weekly meeting on Wednesday.
Categories of civil servants affected include those with National Certificate in Education, Bachelor’s Degree in education or diploma in Education.
Garba said the committee discovered that there were 575 officers with teaching qualifications serving in MDAs, while 3,712 others were found in the 44 LGAs with duplicate functions.
Garba stated that of this number, 19 of them have PhDs, 55 Masters, 1,100 B.Eds, 2,366 NCE and 10 Diploma in Education.