Could teachers be the one responsible for the low standard of education in Nigeria?
A recent result showed that in Kaduna state 1,300 teachers failed a test which is generally set for primary four pupils, which is also known as Basic 4.
The State Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Usman Mohammed disclosed this at an education summit which was titled: Education for all is responsibility of all.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai, said teachers in the state who are pencil down for re-appointment as teachers, failed the test set for them as pre-condition for reabsorption into the civil service.
El-Rufai also disclosed that students who were sent on overseas study were being withdrawn due to poor academic performance.
The Governor made this known when some traditional rulers from Southern Kaduna paid him a courtesy visit on Tuesday.
The number one Kaduna state citizens expressed shocks over what he described as;
“shameful performance of the students because their academic performance in secondary schools back home were convincing enough that they would do better outside Nigeria.”
“This is a clear demonstration of the government’s effort towards improving teachers capacity for effective teaching and learning in public schools,” said El-Rufai said.
The royal fathers, led by Emir of Jama’a, Alhaji Muhammadu Isah Muhammadu said they decided to visit the governor to express happiness over the recent re-opening of tertiary institutions closed down in Southern Kaduna, since December 2016, as a result of insecurity in the area.
Stakeholders also commended the state government for releasing N312 million for Teacher Professional Development (TPD) in 2016.
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