Commissioner lauds Gov. Fintiri`s policy on education

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By Jessica John Bakari

The Commisioner of Education and human capital development,mrs  Wilbina Jackson has lauded the effort of Governor Ahmadu fintiri for his free education policy that enable the world Bank to partner with State.

The Commisioner made the commendation Tuesday during the sensitization meeting of better education service delivery for all, additional financing transforming education system at state level project held at UBE board jimeta.

Wilbina Jackson who is the chairperson of steering the committee of Global partnership for education two directed teachers recruitment,  deployment and retention policy to ensure that the incentive of two thousand dollars per teachers goes only to teachers in rural areas.

She pointed out that the incentive will be used by the state government to better the welfare of  affected teachers.

Wilbina said the policy will  ensure teachers in rural areas have twenty five percent Increase of their basic salary adding that only teachers that are teaching in rural  schools will be promoted to head teachers.

The Commisioner stated that the aim of the policy is  to promote teachers willingness to be transferred to rural Schools and encouraged them to concentrate in  urban schools.

 

She then urged the school base management committee to report wanting teachers to the ministry to apply punitive measures on while reporting well behaved teachers to be rewarded.

Highlighting the objectives of the project,the project coordinator mr Chinda Michael Medugu said the project is to increase equitable delivery access for out of school children, improve literacy in focus States of Oyo, Adamawa,katsina to strengthen accountability for results in basic education in Nigeria.

Mr Chinda Michael medugu then thanked Governor Ahmadu fintiri for giving education top priority as they have been getting much intervention from various partners in the areas of education.

Also speaking Mr John Atenka added that the project purpose is to promote a shift in norms and perception which give access to schooling in the state and local government’s level, social mobilization for building resilience for sustainable education system.

He stressed that it is their hope that the message will be conveyed to parents, families traditional and communities Leaders.

There were Goodwill messages from the Executive chairman of universal basic education Doctor Salihee Ateeqhu and the chairman of  school base management committee.

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