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Teachers in Taraba must have master’s degree, governor says

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Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has revealed that his administration intends to make a master’s degree the minimum academic requirement for anyone intending to teach in the state’s secondary schools.

The Taraba governor stated that the minimum academic qualification for primary school will be a first-year university degree.

According to Kefas, the current age, in which the National Certificate of Education is the minimal academic qualification for elementary school teachers, will soon end.

He also stated that history would be reinstated into the basic education curriculum in the state’s schools.

The governor made these comments over a meal with the media in Jalingo on Sunday.

Kefas said, “We are going to reintroduce history studies in our primary and secondary schools in the state to lay a solid foundation for accelerated development.

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“In no distant time, primary schoolteachers in the state must be first-degree holders, while secondary school teachers must have a minimum of a master’s degree to enhance the quality of education in the state.

“This is the main reason we have slashed the school fees for undergraduates at the state university.

“We must secure a good future for our children. Our free education policy is not a joke, and anybody who stands on the way to achieving this will be crushed.”

The governor called on journalists in Taraba state to monitor the execution of the state government’s free education policy in primary and secondary schools to ensure that all school administrators were following the proper procedures.

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