The Kaduna State Government said on Friday that N2.2 billion would be paid to 1,200 newly recruited staff of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Andrew Nok, said this in Kaduna while addressing journalists on the activities of the ministry.
He said payment would commence on Monday, adding that it would cover the five months salaries owed workers.
The commissioner said the delay in payment was to ensure that all the newly recruited staff passed through proper documentation to check the “ghost worker syndrome”.
Nok also pledged that 15 secondary schools would be reactivated as boarding schools and equipped with standard facilities.
He said hostels, library, clinic, kitchen facilities, perimeter fence and potable water would be provided to give the schools a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
The commissioner also said security personnel would be provided to ensure security in the institutions.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 15 schools to be reactivated as boarding institutions included Queen Amina College, Kaduna, Government Girls secondary School , Kawo; Government Technical College, Malali and Barewa College, Zaria.
Others included Government College, Kagoro; Girls Science Secondary School, Giwa; Rimi College, Zaria; Girls Science School, Kowai; Government Girls Secondary School, Soba, Government College, Saminaka and Government College, Kagoro. (NAN)