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Shame as 21,000 Kaduna School Teachers Fail Primary 4 Test

Photo: Kaduna state governor, Nasir El’Rufai

KADUNA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Almost 21,780 out of 33,000 Kaduna teachers failed the primary four test administered to test their competence by the State government.

Consequently, the Government is now shopping for 25,000 new teachers as one of the plans to restore dignity and quality to State’s public education sector.

Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai NAN reported unveiled the planned recruitment Monday when he received a World Bank’s delegation in the State.

“We tested our 33,000 primary school teachers, we gave them primary four examination and required they must get at least 75 per cent but I am sad to announce that 66 per cent of them failed to get the requirements.

“The hiring of teachers in the past was politicized and we intend to change that by bringing in young and qualified primary school teachers to restore the dignity of education in the state,” the Governor said.

He stressed that teachers would be redeployed across the state to balance the issue of teacher-pupil ratio.

“We have a challenge with the teacher-pupil ratio in the urban schools; there is concentration of teachers that are not needed.

”In some local government areas, it’s a teacher pupil ratio of 1-9 while in some places it’s 1-100,” the Governor restated.

Governor el-Rufai said in a bid to improve the education sector, the school Directors have decided to enroll 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.

“This state has demonstrated and supported us to achieve our goals,” he said.

Adekola disclosed that 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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