Basic Education Short Of .278m Teachers

… 53,042 sacked in 8 years

One of the problems that appear to have defied solutions in the Nigerian education system is the shortage of qualified teachers.

While the basic schools are struggling to meet up the needs of their pupils and students considering the few teachers available, many teachers are being sacked by governments for low qualification, illegal recruitment, and fake certificates among others.

Recently, the Kaduna State government sacked 65 primary school teachers alleged to have been recruited illegally.

Though that was not the first time teachers were sacked in Kaduna, the state has a reputation of sacking teachers in large numbers over poor qualifications.

The state had in 2017 laid off 22,000 teachers for failing an aptitude test. The sacked teachers reportedly failed to score 75 percent in a primary four examination the state set for them to test their academic abilities.

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