The Nigerian Union of Teachers has appealed to the Federal Government to initiate a review of teacher recruitment process and improve the structures of teacher welfare in Nigeria.

The President of the Association, Audu Amba said this in an interview, noting that politicians lack the will power to tackle the obvious challenges bedevilling the teachers at different level.

According to Amba, there is no plan for commensurate replacement when teachers retire, thereby placing huge work load on the current work force, which he said has affected the efficiency of the teachers.

The plea follows a report by the Universal Basic Education Commission, which pegged the required number of teachers needed in the primary school at 694,078 while the available teachers are 499,202, a total of 194,876 teachers needed.

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