Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-makura on Monday said eighty per cent of teachers in the state are not qualified and would fail an aptitude test if administered on them.
The governor, in a speech at the opening ceremony of a conference to review the minimum standards of the National Certificate of Education (NCE), said that government had carried out some research and found out that most primary and secondary school teachers should not be in the classes.
Al-Makura, who was represented by Aliyu Tijjani Ahmed, Commissioner for Education, however, said that government would not conduct a test on the teachers.
“We are not planning a test for the teachers; we only intend to train and retrain them so as to build their capacities for better service delivery,” he said.
He appealed to the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), and other stakeholders to step-up supervision in order to save the sector from total collapse.
The governor advised the reviewers to pay special attention to technical education and entrepreneurship to make NCE graduates more attractive to employers of labour.