The Governor of Bornu State, Professor Babagana Zulum has conducted an impromptu test on teachers of public schools in the State.
Zulum who paid a visit to the schools on Monday assured the teachers that the test was not to sack them but to ascertain their capabilities.
According to the Bornu State Media, Governor Zulum revealed that students and teachers will be evaluated at the end of the year and also promised the government’s support.
Bornu Media wrote;
“As the Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum spends a night in Baga, a famous fishing area in the shores of Lake Chad, he had on Monday met with school teachers numbering sixty five, where he put them to an impromptu aptitude test to determine the level of their qualifications and ability to teach.
Zulum told the teachers that the essence of the aptitude test is not to sack anyone, but to determine their capacity and know where to place them.
Those that have no capacity to teach would be given a choice, either to redeploy them to administrative department or send them for further training.
Zulum said that at the end of each year, every teacher and his pupils will be evaluated and Government will also support them with accommodation and other related services.
After interacting and revealing their aptitude test results, Zulum announced a package of 20,000 Naira and 10 yards of fabric (Shadda) to each teacher.
The Senior Secondary School’s Principal and the Primary School Head Teacher each got 50,000 Naira and 10 yards of fabric (Shadda).
“As long as you will make meaningful impact to the society, we shall support you. We shall evaluate you, and those of you whose salaries needs to be upgraded will be updated.” Zulum told the teachers.
“Whenever I come back to this town again, I will call a teacher by name and determine the level of his capacity and that of his pupils.
Zulum also told the teachers that, more number of pupils’ intake will be encouraged, especially by providing a meal and other support.”