12 November 2012

Nigeria: Why Kaduna Sacked 4,000 Teachers - Yakowa

Kaduna — Kaduna state Governor Patrick Yakowa said his administration sacked about 4,000 teachers to improve the quality of teaching in schools across the state.

Yakowa spoke over the weekend during the 2nd national graduation and award ceremony of the National Teachers' Institute (NTI), Kaduna.

He said "The state government has also enacted a law on quality control, in the pursuit of quality teaching that can deliver the required development of our children."

Yakowa said government has established benchmarks for literacy and numeracy at the primary school level and to ensure that only the best and most qualified teachers remain in classrooms.

The minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa'I who was represented by minister of state for Education, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike said the federal government would establish a National Commission for Distance Education (NACDE) to take census and regulate the activities of universities that offer distant learning programmes in the country.

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