One of the Teachers Who Failed Primary 4 Exams in Kaduna Reacts

Earlier this week, the news of over 21,000 out of 33,000 teachers failing Primary Four examinations hit the web after the Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai announced the test was conducted to test the teachers’ ability and competency.

Copies of the test questions were also shared online, with questions like;

Who is the current president of the United States?,

The full meaning of ICT and all, it’s hard to believe that over 21,000 of those teachers failed the test.

However, one of the alleged teachers, Calipha Ibrahim Abdullahi took to his Facebook to air his displeasure over the reports, saying the government lied as it is not possible that 65% of them failed the simple questions.

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In the post, he later gave reasons why they failed the primary four test… Read what he wrote;

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Here is a translation to what the teacher wrote in Hausa language,

”A fool is not a mad man, and if the speaker is a fool, then the listener is not supposed to be a fool. God will punish them.”

According to the reports, thousands of primary school teachers in Kaduna state are to be sacked after failing the exams.

Nasir El-Rufai said 21,780 teachers, two-thirds of the total, had failed to score 75% or higher on assessments given to pupils.

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He said 25,000 new teachers would be recruited to replace them. Mr El-Rufai made the comments at a meeting with World Bank representatives in the state capital, Kaduna.

“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,” he was quoted as saying.

The governor added that problems with pupil-teacher ratios across the state would also be addressed. He said some areas currently had one teacher for every nine pupils while in other areas the ratio was one to 100.

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