Just of resent about 21,780 out of 33,000 teachers failed the primary four class examination that was administered to them to test their competence by the kaduna state government.Therefore the state is now shopping for 25,000 new teacher as a way of restoring dignity and quality to the education sectorThe Governor of kaduna state,the person of Nasir el-Rufai unveiled this planned recruitment when he received a world bank’s delegation in his state on Monday.
“The state tested 33,000 teachers,which was given primary four examination and required they must get at least 75 per cent but the sad part was that 66per cent of them failed to get the requirements.
“The hiring of teachers in the past was politicized and we are going to change that this time around by being in young and qualified primary school teachers to restore the dignity of the education sector in the state,”said the Governor.
He also add that teachers would be redeployed across the state to balance the issue of teacher-pupils ratio.there is a challenge of teacher pupil ratio in the urban schools;there is concentration of teachers that are not needed.in some local government area,it’s a teacher pupil ratio of 1-9 while some place it’s 1-100″,he said.the governor said in the race to improve education sector,that school directors should make effort to enrol their children in public schools starting from the academic session.the speech earlier,The world Bank representative,Dr.kunle Adekola,expressed appreciation to the state for investing in the education sector and also in the priority given to girl child.the state has demonstrated and support us to achieve our goals”,he said.
Adekola said that bank would invest the sum of N30 million in Rigasa primary school,which has a population of 22,000 pupils,the money will stand as a support for the state.Education intervention Fund by the world bank with other collaborative development partners,are rendering support to 13 Northern state and a state from other geopolitical zones of the country.