Yobe education: Govt. won’t tolerate non-performance from teachers -Commissioner warns
From Yahaya Wakili, Damaturu
Yobe State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Mohammed Munkaila has revealed that government has committed huge investment in the various institutions of higher learning across the state.
He explained that the wisdom behind the investment is to enable the state catch up with others blossoming in the education sector.
He also explained that the existing laws establishing these institutions need to be reviewed so that the tertiary institutions in the state would compete favourably with their counterparts across the nation.
Prof. Munkaila stated this during a familiarization visit to higher institutions of learning in the state.
He said the issue of infrastructure and manpower deficits in the tertiary institutions in the state would soon be a thing of the past as the ministry has in its disposal comprehensive information that would be utilized to reposition the institutions.
“A lot needs to done ranging from reviewing of courses content to improving teacher-students ration in accordance with the maximum benchmarks stipulated by the education regulatory bodies in the country,” he said.
He noted that the ministry would institutionalize a plan of action that would open more windows for staff development in all tertiary institutions through partnership and linkages with other relevant institutions and education bodies within and outside the country.
Prof. Munkaila reminded management of various institutions that education is topping the priority list of the present administration, saying that government would not condone and tolerate lack of performance from teachers.
The institutions he so far visited include Atiku Abubakar College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Nguru; College of Agriculture, Gujba; College of Business and Administrative Studies (CABS), Potiskum and Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua respectively.