The recent investigative report of a newspaper on the scarcity of teachers in public schools and the revelation that nearly 80 per cent of the states in the country have placed embargo on recruitment, are shocking and tragic. It is such dismal revelations that must question the whole idea of having a government in the first place. In a world driven by knowledge and knowledge production, this grim state of affairs presents Nigeria as one of the remotest backwaters of public service.
The other day, an alarm was raised about the scarcity of teachers in 28 states of the federation.
Besides, reports revealed that the same trend has befallen secondary schools in Cross River, Ogun, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Benue, Osun and Ekiti states where public secondary schools are short of subject teachers in English Language, Physics, History, Economics, Information and Communication Technology, Mathematics, Commerce, Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Biology. This is worse than a natural disaster in a territory.
Culled From The Guardian Newspaper