"At the end of the test, 21,780 scored below 75 percent. We conducted the test because we went round and discovered that the schools are not doing well as some teachers cannot even speak English."
According to the Executive Chairman of the Kaduna State Universal Education Board, Nasir Umar, the names released are those who passed the competency test conducted by the state government.
The Kaduna state government had conducted a primary four examination to test the competency of its teachers where 21,780 out 33,000 teachers were said to have failed. The state government claimed that 75 percent of the teachers who sat for the test failed as a result of which, it has began the process of recruiting new and qualified teachers.
The Kaduna state chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) had also threatened to embark on an industrial action should the state make true its plan to sack the over 21,000 teachers who failed the competency test according to a report by Daily Trust.
The union stressed that only the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has the competency to test teachers' proficiency; thereby saying the test conducted by the state government was not professional.
Addressing newsmen yesterday at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, the SUBEB boss announced the release of 11, 220 names who scored 75 and above out of the 33,000 teachers that sat for the test, saying, based on their performance, they are considered competent to teach in the state primary schools.
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