Gombe State Government on Thursday, inaugurated a committee on schools development and teachers rationalisation in the State to address congestion.
According to the Executive Chairman of Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Hon. Babaji Babadidi, the action is necessary in view of the disparity inherent in the number of teachers and students in schools across the State, particularly in Gombe Local Government Area.
He said the committee has one week to complete it findings, and to among other areas of concern lay the foundation for the de-congestion of over- populated schools and ensure equitable posting of teachers to schools within the state.
Babadidi noted that the present administration of Governor Inuwa Yahaya is desirous of bequeathing an educational system that can be compared to what obtains in advanced nations
of the world.
“You can see for yourselves that in the last one year the Governor Inuwa Yahaya led administration has done the unexpected in building the capacity of teachers and constructing hundreds of blocks of classrooms across the State. This foundation for the de-congestion of over- populated schools and ensure equitable posting of teachers to schools within the state,” he said.
Babadidi added that the inauguration of the committee is part of measures put in place by the state government through the Board to demystify the state of emergency earlier declared by Governor Inuwa Yahaya on the education sector.
While charging members of the committee to be firm and decisive in the discharge of their assignment which he said is aimed at repositioning the education sector for effective and efficient service delivery.
The chairman of the committee, Dr. Abubakar Abdullahi Kumo assured of member’s readiness to deliver on the mandate given to them, adding that the inauguration could not have come at a better time than now when the state government is gaining grounds towards repositioning the education sector.
Dr. Kumo who is the full time member ll of SUBEB, thanked the Government for giving them the opportunity to serve on the committee.