It does not get any more ridiculous in Nigeria’s education sector.

What could have gone wrong here?

So the Kaduna State government decided to test the competence of their Primary School teachers and set exams for them.

33,000 teachers sat for the exam – a test suited for primary 4 pupils – but shockingly, a whopping 21,780 teachers failed the test.

So, what exactly have they been teaching their pupils?

Of course, the state is trying to do the right thing – sack all of them.

It is now shopping for 25,000 new teachers as one of the plans to restore dignity and quality to education.

On Monday, Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai unveiled the planned recruitment when he received a World Bank delegation in Kaduna.

“We tested our 33,000 primary school teachers, we gave them primary four examinations and required they must get at least 75% but I am sad to announce that 66% of them failed to get the requirements.

“The hiring of teachers in the past was politicized and we intend to change that by bringing in young and qualified primary school teachers to restore the dignity of education in the state,” the governor said.

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