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Teachers dumping teaching for other jobs- FG

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has raised the alarm over the high number of teachers leaving the teaching profession for other jobs.

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known during a visit to the housemates of ‘Teachers Naija Reality TV Show’ in Abuja on Thursday.

The minister in his words, described teaching as the basis of human development, hailed the organisers of the reality TV show, saying that the programme would attract more people in to the teaching profession.

He said, “This is very minimum in terms of the percentage, when you look at the nearly 2.2 million teachers in Nigeria.

“This is a really small representation of the variety of teachers we have but we think if we can encourage these persons to make the teaching profession look good, it will help us to attract better persons because we are also losing teachers.

“We are losing teachers because as soon as they get an opportunity, they tend to take off and we want teachers to stay, because we are all products of teachers.”

Nwjuiba promised Federal Government’s support for the reality TV show to attract private sector sponsors.

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