THE Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, has said that Nigeria has a shortage of 277,537 at basic level.
According to him, this was recorded in the 2018 National Personnel Audit report on Public and Private Basic Education Schools in Nigeria.
The personnel audit conducted by the Universal Basic Education Commission showed that while 73 per cent of those teaching in public schools were qualified teachers, only 53 per cent of teachers in private schools are qualified to teach.
The Commission said there were those who have the minimum requirement of Nigeria Certificate in Education and above.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID