Taraba State government has told the World Bank that it has taken steps to ensure that its school system is not underachieving.
The Commissioner for Education, Mr. Johannes Jigem, made the pledge when the World Bank consultant in charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, Malam Bashir Tukur, visited him in Jalingo. He said the government had adopted measures to improve the quality of education.
Mr. Jigem said the state had in the last two years renovated primary and post-primary schools and also provided basic instructional materials.
He said over 300 qualified teachers were employed and posted to secondary schools within the period.
The commissioner said supervision mechanism was strengthened to enhance learning and teaching in the schools in the state.
He also said the State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP) would be inaugurated soon.
Earlier, Malam Tukur said the World Bank was satisfied with the readiness of the state towards implementing its assisted educational project.