75% of Kaduna State Primary School Teachers Failed Competency Test

The Kaduna State Universal Education Board has announced that only 11,220 representing only 25% of its primary school teachers, passed the competent test conducted by the board across the state.

Making the disclosure in Kaduna, the Executive Chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board,  Nasir Umar, said the names of 25% that passed have been released and that they are the ones who are really qualified to teach in the primary schools.

According to reports, the Nigeria Union of Teachers and the state government had drawn a battle line over alleged intention by the state government to lay off 25,000 teachers it considered ineligible to teach in the state’s schools.

While the union had vowed to resist any attempt by the state to sack any teacher in the state, the government said it would only deal with competent and qualified teachers to teach in primary schools in the state.

The Kaduna State government has claimed that 75 per cent of the teachers (primary) failed the primary four class test set for them and vowed to replace them. Hence it had gone ahead to announce vacancy placement for 25,000 fresh teachers.