Gov. Agbu Kefas of Taraba has declared a state of emergency on basic and post basic education in the state.
He made the declaration at a media interactive session on Saturday in Jalingo, saying his administration would ensure compulsory and free quality education for all.
The governor said the deplorable state of education had given him concern, adding that the administration would boost training and retraining of teachers in the state.
Kefas promised to introduce motivations to enhance the welfare of the teachers.
He assured the people of the protection of lives and property, adding that security would be his top most priority.