Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on Thursday said that over 40,000 people have so far applied for teaching in public primary schools in the state.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, noted that his principal disclosed the figures when he met members of the National Assembly in Abuja on Wednesday.
The state still plans to sack 21,780 primary school teachers who failed a competency test conducted by the state government.
According to the statement, the governor informed the lawmakers that the state government had received 43, 806 applications from prospective teachers in public primary schools in the state.
He explained that all shortlisted applicants would be subjected to oral and practical examinations, to be followed by interviews and final verification to ascertain the authenticity of their qualifications.
The governor said the successful applicants would undergo training before their deployment to classrooms to teach.