Niger State Government has announced the immediate cancellation of the recent recruitment exercise of 2500 Teachers carried out by the State Universal Basic Education Board, NSUBEB.
The cancellation was as result of the complaints and general public outcry over the processes that led to the selection and issuance of appointment letters to the applicants recruited.
It is alleged that appointment letters were sold out to the highest bidder while placements and postings were done without due process,and in gross disregard as well as violation of the laid down procedure.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje stated that the alleged irregularities and malpractices in the teachers recruitment exercise and appointments issued has necessitated the cancellation of the recruitment exercise by the state government.
According to the statement, the selection and appointment processes will be investigated, revalidated and strengthened to ensure that only those who are qualified are the ones that will be recruited.
The Chief Press Secretary, however, stated that those who have already received their appointment letters and are eligible have nothing to fear during the revalidation exercise.
Mrs. Noel Berje said the state government will soon issue a statement on the new guidelines for the selection and revalidation processes .