The Governor of Katsina State, Dikko Radda, said his administration has employed 7,326 teachers for the state’s basic and secondary schools, underscoring his dedication to depoliticising the educational system.
Radda disclosed this during an exclusive interview on Channels Television’s Newsnight.
“I was able to understand that you cannot achieve anything meaningful in education if you don’t have the teachers. You may have the buildings, you may have the computers but if you don’t have the teachers, you don’t have anything.
“Most of our focus in our reforms in education is on the teachers, we have approved the employment of 7,326 teachers in the state,” he said.
The Governor said that a thorough screening process was used to produce the employment figure and that World Bank representatives had also acknowledged it.
“Before we do that, I have commissioned a committee to conduct examinations on those young men and women. They conducted examinations, they interviewed them,” he added.
He reiterated his commitment to ending political activities in the education sector.