Ogun State public secondary schools are facing acute shortage of teachers, particularly in the science related subjects.
The state Teaching Service Commission says 2,256 additional teachers are required to cope with the shortage.
The Commission’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs Mojisola Dosunmu, made this known while hosting the State House of Assembly’s Education, Science and Technology Committee which is monitoring the state’s 2019 budget implementation.
She told the Committee that the existing 11,505 teaching staff in the public secondary schools in the state are grossly inadequate.
Dosunmu blames the shortage on the over 2,700 teachers who retired from the service, transferred their service to core civil service or died while in service without replacement.
The permanent secretary says that commission will soon begin recruitment of teachers, following the approval of the State Bureau of Establishment and Training.
She says the state government had paid a sum of #10.6bn as salaries to teaching and non-teaching staff in state owned secondary schools across the state between January and June this year.