Kogi State Government has given an immediate approval for the recruitment of 500 science teachers for secondary schools in the state.
Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission, Chief Sylvester Onoja, who made the disclosure to newsmen on Monday in Lokoja, said Governor Idris Wada gave the approval early on Monday morning.
The approval came at a time teachers in secondary school in the state gave a notice to commence a three-day warning strike from October 7 to October 9.
He spoke at a ceremony by the Academic Staff Union of Senior Secondary Schools (ASUSS) to mark this year’s Teachers’ Day.
Onoja said that the new teachers would be recruited from among those that sat for written and oral interviews in 2013.
He said that names of the successful teachers would be out on October 6, while the distribution of employment letters to them would start the following day.
Onoja revealed that about six secondary schools had been renovated.
The state Head of Service, Mr Moses Atakpa, who represented the state governor at the event, promised teachers that they would smile in the next few weeks.
He also said that teachers that retired recently would soon receive their gratuity and other entitlements and urged teachers to continue to support the government.