Niger to recover encroached school lands
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.