As part of its efforts to ensure quality teaching in basic schools, the Kaduna state has said it will conduct another competency test for primary school teachers in the state. This was revealed by the Permanent Member, Physical and Project Monitoring, Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Mohammed Mubarak.
The state government had in 2017 sacked about 22,000 unqualified teachers who failed a competency test conducted to determine their teaching competency. The sacked teachers were later replaced by 25,000 qualified ones, including Ph.D. and M.Sc. holders.
According to Mubarak, the board was currently in the process of conducting another competency test for primary school teachers with a view to maintaining the required teaching standard in primary schools. He said the test would be conducted before the end of the year, and it is meant to further ascertain the competency of the teachers.