The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has revealed that 50 percent of teachers in Kaduna State penned down for the re-appointment as teachers, failed primary 4 test set for them as pre-condition for reabsorption into the civil service.
The sad governor also stated that students who were sent overseas study were being withdrawn due to poor academic performance.
This was revealed by El Rufai during a courtesy visit from chiefs and traditional rulers from Southern Kaduna on Tuesday.
He expressed shocks over what he described as “shameful performance of the students because their academic performances 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,” 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.
Meanwhile, stakeholders in the education sector have commended the efforts of the state government in releasing N312 million for Teacher Professional Development (TPD) in 2016.