Kaduna – The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has disclosed that over 50 per cent of teachers in the state queued for re-appointment as teachers, failed primary 4 test that was set for them as pre-condition for re-absorption into the civil service.
The governor stated this when chiefs and traditional rulers from Southern Kaduna paid him a courtesy call.
The governor also expressed that Kaduna students who were sent on overseas study are being withdrawn for poor academic ratings.
The governor expressed surprise over what he described as “shameful performance of the students because their academic performance in secondary schools back home were convincing enough that they would do better outside Nigeria.”
It could be recalled that Early last year, El-Rufai awarded scholarships to 30 female students to study medicine at a university in Uganda.
The royal fathers, led by Emir of Jama’a, Alhaji Muhammadu Isah Muhammadu said they decided to visit the governor to express happiness over the recent re-opening of tertiary institutions closed down in Southern Kaduna, since December 2016, as a result of insecurity in the area.
The royal fathers, however, pledged that they would continue to support and cooperate with the governor, for peace and development in southern Kaduna and the state in general.