When news broke that some 21,780 teachers in Kaduna State failed a primary four examination administered to test their competence, many, in their disbelief, were tempted to make excuses for the teachers.
Were the questions too difficult? Were they given enough time?
Well, excerpts of the questions have surfaced online.
Now, someone else might be tempted to say: The questions were too cheap! The brilliant teachers expected tougher questions, some Cambridge A level questions!
El-Rufai has since disclosed that the state was currently shopping for about 25,000 new teachers as part of plans to restore quality of education.
His words: “We tested 33,000 primary school teachers by giving them primary four examination. They were expected to get at least 75percent but I am sad to announce that 66 percent of the teachers did not get the required percentage. The hiring of teachers in the past was politicized and we are determined to change the trend by bringing in young and qualified primary school teachers to take education in the state to a greater heights”