Babagana Zulum, the governor of Borno State, has reportedly conducted an impromptu aptitude test for some teachers in the state.
Zulum was said to have conducted the test for 65 teachers in Baga, a town in Kukawa LGA of the state, on Monday 9th August, 2021.
The governor explained that the test was not conducted to dismiss the teachers but to determine their competence.
He stated that those who fail to qualify to remain as teachers will be redeployed to the administrative department or enrolled for further training.
The governor also said evaluation exercises for teachers and pupils would be carried out annually.
After reviewing their performance on the aptitude tests, Zulum announced a package of N20,000 and 10 yards of fabric for each teacher, while the principal of the senior secondary school and the primary school headteacher got N50,000 and 10 yards of fabric, respectively.
“As long as you will make a meaningful impact on society, we shall support you. We shall evaluate you, and those of you whose salaries need to be upgraded will be updated,” Zulum said, while addressing 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”, he added.
Below are pictures from the test conducted.