The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Borno State chapter, says about six thousand additional teachers are required to improve the quality of education in the state.
Report reveals that the union spoke against the back drop of forty mega schools constructed by the government to cater for the education of fifty-three thousand misplaced children affected by Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
Jubril Muhammed, NUT Chairman, told newsmen in Maiduguri that at least five thousand teachers are required for primary schools while additional one thousand should be deployed to secondary schools to enhance teaching and learning.
Mohammed applauded the state government for prioritising education in the state, but said it shouls also accord priority to teachers welfare.
He stressed that teachers were among the worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, with about five hundred and thirty killed and thirty-two thousand displaced.
“The government is building state of the art schools with decent environment, but our teachers lack motivation. It is my firm believe that with the necessary motivations for our teachers, the problems in our education sector will be solved,” he stated.