Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) has urged the local government areas in conjunction with the state government to put machinery in place for the employment of competent and qualified primary school teachers in the state. This is even as the House in a resolution urged the state government to declare a state of emergency on primary education.
The House said this was due to the falling standard of primary education in the state, lamenting that between 2011 and 2021, 3,665 number of primary school teachers have retired or died without new employment to fill the vacuum created.
The speaker, Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, made the call after Hon Daniel Ogazi, the chairman of the House Committee on Education raised the issue on the matters of public importance during the House proceedings in Lafia today (Monday).
The speaker said if competent and qualified teachers are employed to man the affairs of primary schools, it would go a long way in reviving the falling standard of primary education in the state.