Gov. Umar Namadi of Jigawa has presented provisional employment letters to 1000 graduates under the state J-Teach Programme, where university graduates are recruited on temporary basis to teach in Secondary Schools in the state.
Speaking at the ceremony, Namadi charged the teachers to work hard in order to justify the confidence reposed on them.
He said the recruitment was aimed at addressing dearth of teachers in the state.
The governor told the beneficiaries that their absorption into the civil service would be based on their performances and dedication to duty.
Namadi said that the programme would serve as a training ground for teachers who would be absorbed into the civil service based on their commitment.
“The recruitment of the temporary J-Teach teachers is based on the need of teachers in secondary schools across the state.
“And your recruitment is done based on merit and needs, I can boldly say none of my members of the state executive council will say this is his sister or brother.
“As J-Teach teachers you will be evaluated and those of you who have performed well will be given permanent and pensionable appointments,” Namadi said.
The governor said the beneficiaries would be posted to serve in their respective communities.