Zulum to engage 6,500 health workers, teachers to boost service delivery
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State will engage 6,500 health workers and teachers to boost healthcare and education delivery services. He said during his second term in office, 5,000 teachers and 1,500 health workers would be employed to run various educational and health institutions.
Unveiling his four-year plan, yesterday, after his inauguration in Maiduguri by Justice Kashim Zannah, the governor said: “We will be introducing measures to improve the standard of basic education.” He said these include introduction of mock examinations before the writing of national examinations for uiversity admissions.
According to him, six centres of excellence would be established to harness the potentials of less privileged children. The governor noted that 24 mega schools were built to boost technical education, while 108 schools were rehabilitated to engage 1,000 teachers.
“The state government plans to recruit 4,000 additional teachers in the next four years,” he said, adding that schools of nursing would be built and equipped in the north and southern parts of the state.”
According to him, the schools would train nurses and midwives for health institutions. He assured that the state’s teaching hospital would be completed, alongside the building of three additional hospitals in Maiduguri.
“We will be having four equipped hospitals in Maiduguri metropolis by the end of this tenure in 2027,” he said. Zulum also said 30 communities affected by insurgency would be resettled.