The Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, said this on Wednesday in Kaduna at the start of the delivery of learning materials to students in 4,260 public elementary schools and 838 learning centers. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the state administration fired 2,357 elementary school teachers on June 19 for failing the government’s competence examinations.
According to NAN, the state administration fired 21,780 people in 2018 for failing a similar exam, while another 233 people were fired in December 2021 for allegedly submitting false credentials.
According to the deputy governor, the government would continue to weed out incompetent instructors in public schools, no matter what.
“The quality of instruction is very important in determining the educational outcomes of our children and we cannot allow only the children of a few to steal the advantage that education provides.
“Nor shall we continue to allow poor quality education to be available to the children of the weak and vulnerable in our society, who attend public schools.
“Children of the poor also deserve competent teachers, and it is our sworn responsibility to ensure that they get it,“ he said.
Balarabe said that the state government has refurbished more than 500 public elementary and secondary schools and installed perimeter fence in a number of schools to ensure the safety of students, as mandated by UN agencies.
She said that new schools were established across the state, including new scientific secondary schools and several classroom blocks in elementary and other secondary schools.
Balarabe said that the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) and state primary education development programs have facilitated the building of more primary school classrooms.
According to her, this is to facilitate the return of truant students to courses. This was said by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, on Wednesday in Kaduna, Nigeria, at the beginning of the distribution of learning materials to children in 4,260 public elementary schools and 838 learning centers. According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), on June 19 the state administration dismissed 2,357 elementary school teachers for failing the government’s competency exams.
According to NAN, the state government dismissed 21,780 individuals in 2018 for failing a comparable test, and another 233 individuals in December 2021 for allegedly providing fraudulent credentials.
The administration will continue to eliminate ineffective teachers from public schools, according to the deputy governor.
She said that if disadvantaged children were exposed to books at an early age, they would learn to read better, and that the more their access to books, the greater the likelihood that they would improve.
That is why other stakeholders must come in with more commitments if we are to make any meaningful progress.
“To the best of my knowledge, the private sector has of recent been relatively quiet in terms of their contributions to education and public schools.
“We will, therefore, be happy to see the private sector come in with interventions in education as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities.
“As government provides leadership, teachers, parents, community-based organisations, religious leaders, traditional rulers and even the school children need to give their support and contributions.”