Borno to engage 4, 000 teachers, health workers in 2022
By Tada JUTHA, Maiduguri
The Borno State Government is to engage 4,000 teachers and health workers to boost education and healthcare delivery services to the people in 2022.
The 3,000 primary school teachers to be recruited should have a minimum qualification of the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE).
The ongoing State’s Teaching Hospital (BUTH) on Damaturu road; is also to be completed for commissioning in the same fiscal year.
Unfolding the 20-point plans, while presenting a N268 billion budget to the State House of Assembly at the weekend, Governor Babagana Zulum disclosed that the N30, 000 minimum is to boost and raise the fallen education standards in the state.
In maintaining the standards, he told the 28-member legislators that an effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) panel would be set up in the health, water supply and education sectors.
He further disclosed that plans are also underway to re-establish all the closed schools in liberated and resettled communities.
“We’re to commence re-opening the schools in the most insurgency hit councils of Dikwa, Monguno, Gubio and Ngala,” he said.
Besides schools’ reopening, he added that six centres of excellence from the existing secondary schools; are to be established in each of three senatorial districts.
According to him, the College of Education, Waka, Biu is to be rehabilitated along with the establishment of Women Vocational Training Institute.
“These are in addition to the establishment of Higher Islamic Colleges at Ngala, Malam Fatori, Damboa and Kwaya/Kusar in south senatorial district,” he added.
On securing the schools, he said: “Arrangements have been completed to introduce the Borno School Defense Volunteers (BSDV),” assuring that it will be coordinated by the Special Adviser on security.
Other plans to implement in the 2022 Budget, include the empowerment of 1, 000 youths each from Biu, Gwoza, Monguno and Bama Local Government Areas.