The Lagos State wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Friday said about 16,000 teachers are needed to adequately cater for government-owned primary and secondary schools in the state.
The state chairman of NUT, Mr. Segun Raheem, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos that 9,000 teachers would be needed in the primary schools and 7,000 in secondary schools.
Raheem said the situation in the schools is pathetic as the 1,300 teachers recently recruited could not cover the huge shortage of teachers experienced in the schools.
“Thousands of teachers have retired from June 2015, to date. Lack of teachers in our schools is now becoming a major issue.
“A teacher taking two to three classes with about 60 to 90 students in each class is not professional,’’ he said.