By:Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
All qualified teachers in primary schools across Borno State will soon begin to enjoy N30,000 minimum wage, as against current situation in which some number of teachers receive as low as N11,000 due to activities of ghost teachers, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has said.
Governor Zulum stated this, at the Government House in Maiduguri, while inaugurating reconstituted board of the Borno State Universal Basic Education Board, which got a new Executive Chairman, permanent and non-permanent members.
The reconstitution was necessitated by expiration of tenures served by former members of the UBE board.
The reconstituted board has Professor Bulama Kagu as the Executive Chairman, Hon. Abubakar Mai Deribe as permanent member 1, Alhaji Sadiq Abdallah as permanent member 2 and Habu Daja Aliyu as permanent member 3 alongside representatives of stakeholder ministries.
The governor also said, a number of unqualified teachers identified during assessments, who are trainable, will be sent for professional teachers training, to acquire skills and methodologies that can improve their teaching.
He however noted that those that are not trainable will be transferred to other departments as non-academic staffs in schools.