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Government can’t employ women who failed primary six test — Bauchi Commissioner

By Rauf Oyewole, Bauchi
17 July 2022   |   2:41 am
The Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Aliyu Tilde, has disclosed that 700, out of the 1,000 women, that were trained in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), failed Mathematics

Bala Muhammed of Bauchi. Photo/ facebook/GovernorNyesomEzenwoWikeCON

The Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Aliyu Tilde, has disclosed that 700, out of the 1,000 women, that were trained in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), failed Mathematics, English and Essay meant for Primary Six pupils.

Tilde, while reacting to a protest by the trainees, yesterday, said the government would put the future of millions of learners in danger should it employ them.

He said: “Some of the women among the 1000 Female Teachers’ Training Scheme, who failed the test are protesting why they were not employed, as promised when the programme was introduced. UNICEF trained 50, while Bauchi trained 950.

“Government was ready to employ all of them only if they passed the recruitment test. We tested them on Primary Six Mathematics, English and Essay and because of their massive failure, we employed those who scored, at least, 50 per cent in Mathematics or English and Grade C in English,” he said.

He said the government had kept its side of the bargain but they didn’t study well enough to pass their test.

“They are free to say anything on social media or go to court. We are protecting the rights of the helpless children, whose lives would be destroyed if we send them to the classroom. We can’t undermine the future of thousands of children that will become victims, ” he said.

He said the leader of the protesters scored 9/40 in English and 10/40 in Mathematics.

“No amount of blackmail on social media will make the government employ her,” he added.