102 ad hoc teachers have been employed by Jos South local government to fill the gaps created by the retirement of some veteran teachers. According to the council’s Chairman, Gideon Dandereng, these efforts have also helped reduce the rate of unemployment and improve the quality of education in Plateau state.
“Since I became chairman of this council, people retire from service on a daily basis. The public schools are understaffed, and we want to ensure that every child has access to quality education,”
Dandereng explained during a meeting with the local government’s workers in Jos. The newly hired teachers will be on probation for two years, during which their level of commitment will be evaluated to determine whether they should be converted to permanent status.
Dandereng urged the new teachers to be committed and hardworking, stating that their dedication would play a significant role in determining their future employment status. The recruitment of ad hoc teachers is timely, owing to a shortage of teachers in public schools, said the area’s Education Secretary, John Monday.
He also thanked the local government for the effort and promised that the teachers would be posted to schools that lack teachersDandereng, who is running for the Jos East/Jos South Federal Constituency seat under the All Progressive Congress (APC), also pledged to empower more youths and women if elected. He promised to appoint two Senior Special Assistants to oversee employment issues at the federal level and ensure that employment opportunities are available to everyone.