Shortage of Teachers in Nigerian States Affects Education Quality and Access

Written by on June 19, 2023

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has expressed concern about the shortage in some states in Nigeria, urging state governors to replace the retired teachers.

It was gathered that Osun state, Ogun state, Kwara, Ondo, Rivers, Gombe states are among the states that are worst affected by the shortage of teachers. 

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr Titus Amba, who expressed concern about the shortage, said many governors shunned the advice of the union which pleaded that retired teachers should be replaced through recruitment.

Speaking with journalists over the weekend, the NUT president disclosed the inability of governors to replace retired teachers was among the reasons they fought for the elongation of the service to cushion the effect of sudden retirement.

Titus added that the national body has directed the state councils to write to their state governments and request for the recruitment of new teachers to replace the retired ones.

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