State plans competency test for public school teachers


Teachers in Yobe State’s public schools are to undergo competency tests, the state government has said.

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, on Wednesday, 28th August, announced the approval of the full implementation of the report of the technical committee set up to revitalise basic and secondary education in the state.

The governor, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Abdullahi Bego, approved a manpower audit to screen all teaching staff across the state, authenticate their certificates and the forms or types of formal training they had gone through.

He also approved the conduct of basic, general and professional competency tests on teachers in the state.

He said the full recommendations of the committee would be implemented over time through various education sector agencies in coordination with the Office of the Secretary to the State Government.

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