The Kaduna State Government has announced plans to recruit 25,000 teachers after 20,000 sat for a Primary 4 competence test and failed.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai revealed this on the Kaduna State Governor’s official Twitter account.
He described it as an impunity, to send someone unqualified to teach the next generation, as they end up destroying them.
He said this is an opportunity for young people who are qualified to restore the dignity teachers used to have. He said:
“Kaduna State Government to recruit at least 25 thousand teachers after over 20 thousand teachers fail primary 4 competence test.
It is impunity of the highest order to send someone who is unqualified to teach pupils, as they end up destroying the next generation.
We also have a problem with Pupil-Teacher ratio as urban schools have more teachers who aren’t needed. We are going to change that.
This is an opportunity to employ young people who are qualified and looking for jobs and also to restore the dignity teachers used to have.”
The governor added that school directors have decided to enroll their wards in public schools at the start of the new session, in a bid to improve the education sector. He said:
“In a bid to improve the education sector, school Directors have decided to enroll their children in public schools starting from this session.”