KATSINA (FIC KATSINA) Katsina State Government, has said that it had concluded arrangements for the employment of 867 primary and secondary school teachers under its S-power programme, to revamp the education sector in the state.
The S-power scheme is the job creation programme of Governor Aminu Masari, which is aimed at addressing the problem of massive unemployment among the teeming graduates, as well as to avert the acute shortage of teaching staff in the state public owned schools.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari, through the social intervention programme, has so far, employed 7,500 graduates who are currently teaching in both primary and secondary schools across the three senatorial zones of the state.
The Secretary of the S-power committee, Ibrahim Nigari, who disclosed this to a staff of the Federal Information Center, Katsina, recently, said 50,000 job seekers have so far applied for the job and screening is ongoing to ascertain those qualified for the job.
He reiterated that 867 persons would be engaged under the social intervention programme to replace those given permanent and pensionable appointments by the state government in 2018.
Nigari also expressed optimism that the remaining 300 employed in May this year would soon receive their salaries after the committee scrutinizes their bank details.
According to him, about 250 out of the 300 persons engaged in May this year, are yet to provide their account details to even facilitate the payment of their salaries.
Amina Bello K/bai
For: Head of Centre