Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Incredible: 1,300 Kaduna Teachers Fail Primary 4 School Test
About 1300 teachers in Kaduna state, North West Nigeria have failed in tests generally set for primary four pupils, Commissioner for Education Alhaji Usman Mohammed has revealed.
“A total of 1,599 teachers selected from across the state were given primary four tests in Mathematics and Basic literacy. Only one of them scored 75 percent, 250 scored between 50 to 75 percent and 1,300 scored below 25 percent,” he said.
Mohammed made the shocking disclosure at an education summit tagged “Education for all is responsibility of all”, held at the General Hassan Usman Katsina House.
According to him, the same examination was conducted for 1,800 primary school pupils but that larger percent of them failed woefully.
“We are not surprised about the performance of the pupils because how can they know it, when their teachers don’t know it,” he added.