About 21,780 out of 33,000 teachers have reportedly failed the primary four test administered to test their competence by the Kaduna State government.
According to Vanguard, the state is, therefore, looking for 25,000 new teachers as one of the plans to restore dignity and quality to education. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna unveiled the planned recruitment when he received a World Bank’s delegation in Kaduna on Monday.
The Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, unveiled the planned recruitment when he received a World Bank’s delegation in the state on Monday.
- “We tested our 33,000 primary school teachers, we gave them primary four examinations and required they must get at least 75 percent but I am sad to announce that 66 percent of them failed to get the requirements.
- “The hiring of teachers in the past was politicised and we intend to change that by bringing in young and qualified primary school teachers to restore the dignity of education in the state.”
- “We have a challenge with the teacher-pupil ratio in the urban schools; there is a concentration of teachers that are not needed.”
- The governor said in a bid to improve the education sector, the school Directors decided to enrol their children in public schools starting from this academic session.
- The World Bank representative, Dr. Kunle Adekola, expressed appreciation to the state for investing in education and for the priority given to the girl child.
- Adekola said the Bank would invest N30 million in Rigasa Primary School, which has a population of about 22,000 pupils, as part of its support for the state.
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