ZULUM HOLDS IMPROMPTU TESTS FOR TEACHERS IN BAGA, SUPPORTS THEM
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on August 11, 2021
Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has met with school teachers numbering sixty-five in Baga, where he put them to an impromptu aptitude test, to determine the level of their qualifications and ability to teach.
He had spent a night in Baga, a famous fishing town on the shores of Lake Chad.
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.
According to the governor, those that cannot teach would be given a choice, either to redeploy to the administrative cadre, or go for further training.
Zulum said that at the end of each year, every teacher and his pupils will be evaluated, while the government will also support them with accommodation and other related provisions.
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 Principals and the Primary School Head Teachers each got 50,000 Naira and 10 yards of the fabric.
“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 told the teachers.
Zulum also told the teachers that, more pupil intake will be encouraged, especially by providing a meal and other support.
The governor also visited Baga Hospital, interacted and gave support to health workers as another 4,798 persons in Baga and Cross Kauwa received humanitarian aid.
Zulum also told them that his administration is ready to support up to 50 indigenous persons of Kukawa Local Government, who are willing to further their education, especially the younger ones wishing to go for courses in medicine and other related ones.