See Kaduna Teachers' Test Scripts Published By Nasir El-Rufai
What started like a routine test of their capacity to teach primary school pupils in Kaduna State has now come into the public domain, with horrible scores on test scripts, showing how things have changed in Nigeria's education sector.
The awful scores leave one with thoughts of what the secondary schools and universities in the state could have as teachers and even lecturers.
May be they should be tested too.
The teaches were sacked after the test, but they have staged protests, demanding that they should be recalled even when the scores showed that they failed the competency test and should not have been in the business of teaching at all.
While they protested, the Governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai, said the state government would not shift ground.
To justify the state government's decision, the Governor
released scripts of some teachers that took the the primary 4 competency test, with one scoring 2/20.
Governor El-Rufai had said the state government would recruit 25,000 new teachers, but the sacked teachers do not want that to happen.
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They have continued to protest against their sack, pulling pupils to the streets with placards, some of them insisting that 'examination is not the true test of knowledge'.
That act, was condemned by the Governor who also said anyone found guilty of dragging children into the streets to protest would be prosecuted.
Some Nigerians could feel their pain, but a look at the scores and their answers to the questions will make one wonder how they got into the teaching profession at all.