Provost, Isah Kaita College of Education, Dutsin-ma in Katsina State, Dr Maigari Abdu, says one of the major challenges of his institution is exodus of competent lecturers.
Speaking during the convocation ceremony of the College on Saturday, he said the development could affect the ability of the institution to produce skilled teachers, if not addressed.
He said that the lecturers were leaving the College for the universities because of the wide gap in salary.
He therefore urged the state government to provide good working condition for lectures to discourage the exodus.
‘’It is our hope to see the college take a leading role in producing skilled and competent teachers to mold future generation.
“Brain drain as a result of establishment of three universities in the state, and the disparity in the remunerations, is negatively affecting the college from producing skilled and talented teachers for grassroots level education,’’ he said.
The provost therefore urged all stakeholders to support the college in ensuring the utilization of its potentials towards realizing its vision.
In his remarks, Gov. Aminu Masari said that the state government had received a report of the Visitation Panel that toured tertiary institutions in the state.
He assured that the government would implement recommendations of the panel for the development of the education sector in the state.
Masari also said that his administration would continue to accord priority to the training and re-training of staff.