Glut of teachers in Nigerian state

Governor promises to redistribute teachers to understaffed rural areas
||Last Updated: 11/16/2007

There are too many teachers in the Nigerian state of Ekiti, according to the new governor.

Governor Segun Oni said his predecessors over-recruited teachers and now the state has the highest number of teachers in the country.

The ratio of teachers to pupils at both the elementary and secondary levels exceed the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) recommendations.