The Post Primary Schools Management Board in Adamawa has received 6400 applications for employment in the board. Commissioner for Education, Mr Julius Kadala, made the disclosure on Wednesday while briefing newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council meeting in Yola.
Kadala said that Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa had granted waiver for the employment of 1516 teachers in the Board.
The commissioner said that the governor felt it was necessary to boost the manpower in the education sector of the state.
He also said that the waiver was granted to replace the retired teachers, as well as the dead ones.
Kadala gave assurance that the ministry would be transparent and fair in the process of recruitment.
He also said that it would take up to two months for the ministry to efficiently employ the most qualified teachers.
“We are going to ensure transparency and fairness in the selection of our teachers.
“We are not going to rush to avoid what has happened in the past and at the end of the exercise, we shall employ most qualified teachers,” He said.
Also speaking, Hajia Ladi Banu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Water Resources said that the council had approved the sum of N160 million to complete unfinished projects in the water sector.
Banu, said that the need to boost portable water supply in the state was crucial.
She said that the completion of the ongoing water projects would check prevalence of water bone diseases and cholera outbreak in the state.
She said that the government has collaborated with European Union and UNICEF and all that has a role to play in water supply for the actualisation of this goal.
Banu further said that the completion of the ongoing projects in water would be facilitated through counterpart funding.
Also the Commissioner for Information and Strategy announced, Alhaji Ahmad Sajoh, said that the governor has assigned Alhaji Yayaji Mijinyawa to oversee the affairs of the ministry for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology.
Sajoh said that the decision was to oversee the ministry following the death of Alhaji Abdurahman Jimeta, former Chief of Staff to the governor and the supervising commissioner for the ministry.
Our Correspondent reports that Mijinyawa is the current Commissioner for Lands and Survey in the state executive council.