Thousands of primary schoolteachers in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have failed the very exams they prepare pupils for.
State governor Nasir El-Rufai said that 21,780 teachers, or two-thirds of them, failed to score 75% or higher on assessments usually given to six-year-olds.
Mr El-Rufai said all 33,000 primary schoolteachers in Kaduna State took the test.
He made the comments at a meeting with World Bank representatives at his offices, adding:
“The hiring of teachers in the past was politicised and we intend to change that by bringing in young and qualified primary school teachers to restore the dignity of education in the state.”