Over 21,000 Kaduna teachers fail primary four exam
Governor Nasir El-Rufai Said about 21,780 out of 33,000 Kaduna State teachers failed the Primary four test
El-Rufai explained that the test was conducted by the state government to know the ability of the teachers
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 many 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,” he said.
The governor said that in a bid to improve the education sector, the school Directors decided to enroll their children in public schools starting from this academic session.
Speaking earlier, the world Bank representative ,kunle Adekola, expressed appreciation to the state for investing in education and for the priority given to the girl child.
Mr 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.
he Education Intervention Fund by the World Bank and other collaborative development partners, is rendering support to about 13 Northern states and a state from each of the other four geopolitical zones of the country.