The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai recently announced that 66% of teachers in the state failed a competency test given to them.
El-Rufai, who said this on Monday while receiving a World Bank delegation, revealed that the questions were meant for Primary 4 students.
“We tested our 33,000 primary school teachers, we gave them primary four exams and required they must get at least 75 per cent but I’m sad to announce that 66 per cent of them failed to get the requirements,” he said.
“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 added that he planned to relieve about 20,000 of the unqualified teachers to improve the standard of teaching.
He added that there was a shortage of teachers in the state, and also planned to hire 25,000 qualified teachers across the state.
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 LGAs, it’s a teacher pupil ratio of 1-9 while in some places it’s 1-100,” he said.
See the questions that the teachers failed below.