Applicants with masters’ degrees are among those seeking for teaching job in primary schools in Kaduna State according to the list and qualification of applicants pasted by Kaduna State government.
Recall that over 21,000 teachers said to have failed primary four competency test conducted in June this year were laid off by the state government and replaced by recruiting 25,000 qualified teachers.
Meanwhile , of the 43,806 applicants that applied for the advertised 25,000 teaching positions in its primary schools are M.Sc. degree holders who also turned up for the screening exercise.
The list of applicants pasted on the notice board at Rimi College, Kaduna, one of the examination centres, showed that two applicants hold M.Sc. degrees in Biochemistry and Water Resources.
Our correspondent who monitored the screening exercise in GSS Kakuri, GSS Narayi, GGSS Ungwan Mua’zu and Rimi College Kaduna, reports that the examination held in 130 centres across the 23 local government areas of the state.
The examination was conducted under tight security, with officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and police personnel stationed at the centres.
A Permanent Member, Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, Mrs Mary Ambi, said only those who scored the minimum points and possessed the required qualification would be contacted for an oral interview afterwards.