The Kano State Government has reaffirm its committment to improving education in public school as it declared salaries for teachers by 20 per cent, saying the new salary structure is being fine-tuned and would be captured next year.
Prof. Garba Shehu, the Chairman, Kano State Committee on new education policy, said this is Zaria yesterday while briefing journalists.
Shehu added that the draft had been produced and would serve as a platform for the implementation of the policy.
His words: “The policy is being laid down. We are coming up with it within the year. We hope to finish and make everything available so that it would be captured in next year’s budget.”
Shehu explained that under the proposed policy there will be an increase of teachers salaries by at least 20 per cent of their basic.
He said apart from the pay rise which is expected to commence in 2019, the committee is also suggesting other welfare packages like timely promotion, provision of staff quarters, loans for vehicles or motorcycles, and other motivations that would make teaching attractive.
He was optimistic that with the implementation of the policy, Kano State’s public schools would compete favourably with the private.
“Kano public schools will be good as private so that people will be confused where to take their children to,” he said.