THE Lagos State Government has recruited graduates without teaching qualifications to teach core subjects in its secondary schools, Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, said, yesterday.
In a statement, the commissioner declared that the recruitment of single-subject graduates was aimed at providing jobs for unemployed youths and repositioning education standard in the state.
She said the teachers would teach core-subjects such as Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The commissioner expressed the hope that the recruits would become better teachers in the classrooms, after some training.
Oladunjoye said: “I charge those who got the job to be committed and productive so as to prove that the state government has put the right teachers to teach in its schools. Meantime, Governor Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, said the state had raised promotion marks for pupils in public schools to 50 per cent, a measure aimed at improving the standard of education in the state schools.
Fashola also splashed N256 million on 128 public junior and senior secondary schools in the state under the Lagos Eko project.
The governor, who made this remark at the second Governor’s Education Award in Ikeja, said any student who does not score a minimum of 50 per cent in each of their subject coupled with 50 per cent aggregate score in their exams, will not be promoted henceforth.