Alleged Malpractice: Niger State cancels teacher recruitment exercise

Niger State Government in North Central Nigeria has cancelled the recent recruitment exercise of about 2500 Teachers of Primary and Junior Secondary Schools, conducted by the State Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB).

The cancellation of the recruitment was as a result of the public outcry over the alleged irregularities during the recruitment process, according to Mrs Mary Noel Berje, The Spokes Person to the Governor of Niger State.

Mrs Berje noted that appointment letters, and posting of the newly recruited teachers were done without due process which is a violation of the laid down procedure of recruitment in the State Civil Service rules.

According to the statement, the selection and appointment processes will be investigated, revalidated and strengthened to ensure that only those who are really qualified are the ones that will be recruited.

Those who have already received their appointment letters and are truly eligible have nothing to fear during the revalidation exercise, aid Mrs Berje

The CPS to the Governor of Niger State, however said , the state government will issue a statement on the new guidelines for the selection and revalidation processes within the shortest time possible.

The Niger State Government recently conducted examination for teaching employment due to inadequate number of professional teachers in the primary and Junior Secondary Schools across the State.

Source: Voice of Nigeria