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Shocking: 1300 Teachers Fail Tests Meant for Primary Four Pupils in Kaduna

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KADUNA STATE GOVERNOR, MUKHTAR RAMALAN YERO

KADUNA STATE GOVERNOR, MUKHTAR RAMALAN YERO

In a most worrisome development, the Commissioner for Education in Kaduna State, Alhaji Usman Mohammed has revealed that about 1,300 teachers selected from across the state failed in tests generally set for primary four pupils.

According to Daily Trust newspaper which reports this disturbing news, the commissioner, when making the shocking revelation, said that out of the total 1,599 teachers selected, only one of them scored 75 percent, 250 scored between 50 to 75 percent and 1,300 scored below 25 percent.

This development raises a really fundamental question about the quality of students that these teachers will produce. It also brings to mind a certain issue about the refusal of teachers in the South-Western state of Ekiti to take promotion tests, an issue which resulted in yet unsettled controversy between the teachers and the state government.

Finally, there is the question of how these so called teachers were appointed in the first instance, especially when there are thousands others that are more qualified, but who are currently roaming the streets, still in search of jobs.

Source: Daily Trust

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  1. Ahmad Bello

    February 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Mass failure of teachers in Kaduna State is not a suprising things, and is not only in Kaduna, it’s a national problem!

  2. sharpzy7

    February 19, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    now who do u blame, the teachers or the government? i think the government takes the blame cos the are the employers. where the right people are not given the opportunity to serve issues as this are bond to happend.

    the statement is not clear whether primary school teachers or secondary school teachers.

  3. Michael Power

    February 19, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    @Ahmad Bello,yes it could be a national problem as u hv alleged but not as worst as it is in the north and some south western states coz it is no more news dat these regions mostly don’t conduct recruitments purely on merit but on sentiments ”.i.e. Na my person or our people”.
    Culture they say is Universal…so is Crime.no part of the country or world is exempted.Just 2 days ago,an underground cell with human body parts was uncovered in Ijebu Ode a south western state which has been in existence 4 a very long time, were kidnapers and ritualists take people to,kill them,sell or use their body facts 4 rituals.most of the yoruba men involved are in Police net while others are still at large.But it beats my imagination how some myopic and uninformed public would quickly run to conclusion with the least amount of research dat this act is the preserve of one particular region or tribe.

  4. Klef

    February 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    That was expected performance bcos when government employs by slotting and not on merit what do you expect,currently in osun state teachers were been employ base on leg when someone scored 100 to 120 are been employed and those that scored 160 to 220 out of 300 are not employed he/she knows no one at the top.what do you expect if those who are employed are to be tested in the next one year?the so claim of the ogbeni rauf on education is destroying the future of the state what future are we expecting?

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

Also Read: #EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”

 

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

Also Read: Buhari Appoints Professor Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

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FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

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FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock
FG, ASUU Talks On IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock.

Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.

In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.

The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.

On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike

He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.

The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.

But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.

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