The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has approved the promotion of 558 teachers in police primary and secondary schools across the country.
It was learnt that the promotion, which takes immediate effect, was meant to address the complaints among the teaching staff and also to motivate them to perform better.
The Director, Directorate of Police Education, DCP Kabiru Ibrahim, who disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, explained that the teachers would soon receive their letters of promotion.
According to him, the IG was interested in making the police school one of the best in the country, hence the increasing investment in academic facilities and the teachers to ensure a high quality training of students.
“It is my pleasure to inform you that the IG has approved the upgrading and promotion of 558 teachers in all police primary and secondary schools nationwide. We believe that with this promotion, our teachers would be better motivated to give their best and to ensure that the schools produce academically sound and well-rounded students,” Ibrahim explained.
Meanwhile, the IG has said that 400 residential apartments would be completed by January 2016 for purchase by retiring police officers.
He said that the Nigeria Police Cooperative and Multi-purpose Society had developed and acquired a number of housing projects across the country which were being sold at affordable prices to police personnel.
He advised retiring police officers who might be interested in acquiring the buildings to go to their home states and apply through the Police Cooperative Multi-purpose Society.
Speaking during the inauguration of the Nigeria Police Cooperative and Multi-purpose Society’s shopping mall, Abuja, Arase stated that the facility was conceptualised as a major retail outlet that would make available a wide array of stocks at the cheapest and most competitive rate to serving police personnel and members of the public.
The IG lauded the leadership of the cooperative society for constructing the mall, “which is in furtherance of my commitment to the enhancement of the welfare needs of police personnel.”
He said, “Beyond the shopping mall that is being commissioned today (Tuesday), the society has developed and acquired a number of housing projects across the country which are being sold at affordable rates to police personnel, while it also extends soft loans to meet the welfare needs of personnel.”