Ministry of Defence has said all teaching and non-teaching members of staff of the Armed Forces Education sector appointments will be regularised.
The ministry’s permanent secretary Defence Musa Istifamus stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting with the ministry’s director of education and heads of education sectors of the tri-service in Abuja.
In a statement released by Kabir Bala, Istifamus said the ministry intends to maintain standard and quality in its education system.
He said, “The primary and secondary schools of the armed forces used to be the pride and envy of others as such the glory must be preserved. This is the reason why we will ensure adequate staffing and provision of instructional materials for the school.”
Istifamus said a waiver had been granted to the ministry to commence the regularisation of teachers on temporary appointment in the bid to strengthen the personnel requirements in schools under the ministry.
“The ministry is making frantic efforts at regularising the temporary staff so as to beef up the staff strength in the schools and to this effect, the ministry has been given a waiver and the financial implication has been captured in the 2022 budget of the ministry,” he said.
The ministry’s director of education services Mrs. Afolake Olaoluwatonmi Taiwo in her opening remark said the ministry encourages synergy among the services in the administration of schools towards attaining academic excellence and exceptional moral standards among pupils.
The director of defence education, Defence Headquarters Rear Admiral J.K. Luka in a goodwill message expressed the optimism that the ministry is relentless in the provision of modern equipment and environment conducive for learning as well as consistent training and retraining of teachers in all military schools.
Admiral Luka said the armed forces would continue to partner with the ministry to guarantee efficiency and sufficiency of teachers and instructional materials.