In a bid to make teaching attractive, the federal government said it plans to have a special entry grade level in civil service for graduates of education.
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The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, disclosed this on Monday when he received Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger and some members of his cabinet at the Federal Ministry of Education Headquarters in Abuja.
Adamu while lamenting the poor state of the country’s education said the federal government would take some steps to turn the tide in the sector.
“By the end of April, we are proposing there will be a declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector all over the country.
“We request all the state governors to do same in their states and we hope that once this is done our educational sector will improve.
“I will also meet with the governors to appeal to them to give special emphasis to address the problem of low standard of education especially at primary level,” he said.
The minister added that the ministry was planning to present a proposal to the National Council of State for graduates of education to henceforth be employed on Grade Level 10 of eight.
He said the proposal would also include offering employment to students studying education in tertiary institutions.
The entry grade level of graduates in the civil service is level 8.