About 21,780 out of 33,000 teachers failed the primary four test administered to test their competence by the Kaduna State government. The state in question is therefore shopping for 25,000 new teachers as one of the plans to restore dignity and quality to education.
The governor’s speech on the issue
“We tested our 33,000 primary school teachers, we gave them primary four examinations and required they must get at least 75 percent but I am sad to announce that 66 percent 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.