Niger to re­cover en­croached school lands

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna

The Niger State gov­ern­ment says it has put a ma­chin­ery in mo­tion to re­cover all school lands en­croached upon by in­di­vid­u­als and groups.

It said in or­der to dis­cour­age such prac­tices, all pri­mary and post pri­mary schools in the state would be fenced, es­pe­cially with the in­creas­ing in­se­cu­rity in the coun­try.

Speak­ing yesterday in Minna at an event to mark the World Teach­ers’ Day, the Act­ing Gover­nor, Ah­mad Muham­mad Ketso, said the ad­min­is­tra­tion was mak­ing enor­mous in­vest­ments in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor with a view to strate­gi­cally repo­si­tion­ing it for op­ti­mum per­for­mance.

He said crit­i­cal to the on­go­ing re­form of the sec­tor is the wel­fare and pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment of teach­ers, stress­ing that no ed­u­ca­tional sys­tem can rise “be­yond the qual­ity and cal­i­bre of its teach­ers.”

State chair­man of the Nige­ria Union of Teach­ers, Com­rade Musa Yusuf, urged the state gov­ern­ment to reg­u­lar­ize the re­lease and im­ple­men­ta­tion of pro­mo­tion of teach­ers in pri­mary and post pri­mary schools.

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