File image of the Tattali Free School in Kaduna on July 26, 2012

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Kaduna will iron out discrepancies in teacher-pupil ratios, the governor says

Hundreds of major college lecturers in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state are to be sacked after failing the exams they set for his or her six-year-old pupils.

State governor Nasir El-Rufai mentioned 21,780 lecturers, two-thirds of the full, had failed to attain 75% or larger on assessments given to pupils.

He mentioned 25,000 new lecturers can be recruited to switch them.

Mr El-Rufai made the feedback at a gathering with World Financial institution representatives within the state capital, Kaduna.

“The hiring of lecturers up to now was politicised and we intend to vary that by bringing in younger and certified major college lecturers to revive the dignity of training within the state,” he was quoted as saying by Nigeria’s Day by day Belief newspaper.

Mr El-Rufai mentioned issues with pupil-teacher ratios throughout the state would even be addressed.

He mentioned some areas presently had one instructor for each 9 pupils whereas in different areas the ratio was one to 100.