Julius Kadala, the commissioner for education in Adamawa State, has said the state government would soon issue letter of employment to 1,540 newly recruited post-primary school teachers who just completed the process.
He mentioned the ministry is short of over 5,000 teachers but can only employ the 1,540 teachers now because of the poor financial capacity of the state. He said, “But employment letters for the 1,540 successful candidates who have been interviewed and screened out of 26,400 applicants will be given to them in a week’s time.”
He also said he is confident that the incoming administration would not cancel the employment of the new teachers though they had warned against the last-minute employment by the incumbent.
“The employment of these new teachers cannot be categorised as last-minute employment because the selection process of the new teachers began in July 2018,” he said.
Kadala said it was his belief that the incoming administration would still employ more teachers because the manpower deficit could not be ignored.
Ahmadu Finitiri, Adamawa’s governor-elect, had warned that last-minute looting, recruitment and award of contracts without compliance with due process would be reviewed by his administration, adding that any project commissioned at the last minute by the outgoing Jibrilla Bindow administration might not be honoured.