Friday, 18 May 2018


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The Katsina state government has commenced the screening of 1,356 unemployed youths to be engaged as teachers under its newly introduced `State-Power’ programme. Malam Usaini Karaduwa, the special adviser on employment, promotion and vocational training to the Katsina state governor, disclosed this during the commencement of the three-day exercise in Daura on Thursday, May 17. He said the youths were drawn from Daura, Dutsi and Mai'adua local government areas, adding that the screening was going on simultaneously across the three senatorial districts of the state. Karaduwa said that degree holders and other relevant qualifications would be screened for subsequent engagement as teachers. He added that government was laying more emphasis on those with B.Ed.,B.Sc., NCE, H.N.D. and N.D.
He said each of them would receive a stipend of N20,000 per month as salary, stressing that in the event of any existing vacancy in the civil service; any of the qualified S-power employee would be engaged. One of the beneficiaries, Hafsatu Suleiman commended the efforts of the state government for introducing the programme. She said the programme would reduce the number of unemployed youths as well as promote security in the state. It was noted that 5,000 youths would be engaged by the state government as teachers in the S-power programme for two years. The state government says it is going ahead with the scheme despite the fact that sustaining it has become a challenge, due to its financial limitations.

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