403 teaching interns receive appointment letters in Plateau State, first time in 10 years

The Executive Secretary of the Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Mathew Nshim Sule said the board will implement the Federal government teacher’s scheme by issuing letters of appointments to 403 primary school teachers who have been teaching under internship, being the first of its kind after 10 years of kick starting the scheme Plateau State.

This development follows the shortfalls in the number of primary school teachers as directed by the Federal government. He pointed out that the Federal government teachers scheme stated that National Educational Certificate holders (NCEs) are to be given appointment letters after serving a mandatory 2 years of internships in a State.

The Chairman said the newly installed teachers have been posted to the 17 Local Government Areas of the State and will resume on 1st of September, 2016. The board has also engage 4,850 adhoc teachers.

“These 4850 adhoc teachers we have concluded the exercise of screening processes where about 6.2 percent of them were incompetent to read a simple text quite unfortunate, the board is looking up to fill in the percentage so that they too would be deployed to various LGAs in meeting up with the resumption dateline of 1st September, 2016,” he said.

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