The Kaduna State Government has published recruitment notices for 25,000 primary school teachers.
The recruitment is part of the state government’s effort to equip all schools with competent and qualified teachers in an effort to provide quality education and learning to pupils across the state.
The new teachers are required following the inability of almost 22,000 teachers to score 75% in Primary Four exams.
The recruitment notice was issued by the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), and signed by its Executive Chairman, Nasiru Umar. SUBEB said it “invites applications from interested and qualified candidates for teaching appointments into public primary schools across the state.”
SUBEB specified possession of the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) as the minimum qualification. But the basic education agency said it strongly encourages graduates in Education disciplines such as B.Ed. B.A. Ed., B.Sc. (Ed.) and B.Tech. (Ed.) to apply.
All applicants are expected to have a certificate from the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria. The recruitment notice indicated that all applications must be received by
Government sources said that the Kaduna State Executive Council has debated and approved the outcome of the teacher competency test, and has directed immediate action to recruit new teachers.
The government identified the historic politicization of teacher recruitment by local government councils for the hiring of unqualified persons as teachers. Therefore, SUBEB will ensure that all the teachers face and pass standardized competency tests before they are hired by the local government education authorities (LGEAs).