The government of Plateau State has today, Thursday disclosed its recruitment 5,253 ad-hoc teachers as part of plans to tackle the lack of adequate teachers in the state.
The revelation was made in Jos by the Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, Prof Mathew Sule.
Sule said the state government was largely concerned about the shortage of qualified teachers in public primary and Junior Secondary schools.
The chairman added that over 700 teachers had been trained to improve their proficiency and capacity as educationists, in order to be able to provide quality education.
“We visited some primary schools and discovered that many of the pupils in the senior classes cannot read or write.
“As part of efforts to address the situation, SUBEB organised a three-day training in March on `Jolly Phonics’ for 700 teachers across the state,” he said.