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The Commissioner for Education, Adamawa State, Julius Kadala, has said state government would soon issue employment letters to 1,540 new post- primary school teachers whose recruitment process was just concluded.
Kadala said his ministry had highlighted a manpower deficit of over 5,000 secondary schools teachers in the state but only got approval for 1,540 teachers because of the state government’s lean resources.
He said, “But employment letters for the 1,540 successful candidates who have been interviewed and screened out of 26,400 applicants will be given to them in a week’s time.”
He also said he did not entertain any worry that the incoming administration which had warned against last-minute employment by the incumbent would cancel the employment of the new teachers.
“The employment of these new teachers cannot be categorised as last-minute employment because the selection process of the new teachers began in July 2018,” he said.
Kadala said it was his belief that the incoming administration would still employ more teachers because the manpower deficit could not be ignored.
Ahmadu Finitiri, Adamawa’s governor-elect, had warned that last-minute looting, recruitment and award of contracts without compliance with due process would be reviewed by his administration, adding that any project commissioned at the last minute by the outgoing Jibrilla Bindow administration might not be honoured.