By Henry Iheanacho
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state caught many by surprise on Tuesday when he stormed some schools and conducted impromptu tests for the teachers.
Zulum is said to have personally conducted the test as an invigilator. In one of the photos making the rounds from the exercise, the governor could be seen sitting in a supervisory position as teachers were battling to answer questions on the blackboard.
His spokesperson, Isa Gusau, told newsmen that the test was conducted to determine the level of the teachers’ qualifications and ability to teach professionally.
At the end of the exercise, the governor told the teachers that those who are not capable of teaching would be moved either to the administrative department or sent for further training.
Gusau stated; “Zulum said that at the end of each year, every teacher and his pupils will be evaluated and the government will also support them with accommodation and other related services.
“After interacting and revealing their aptitude test results, Zulum announced a package of N20,000 and 10 yards of fabric (Shadda) to each teacher.
“The Senior Secondary School’s Principal and the Primary School Head Teacher each got N50,000 and 10 yards of fabric (Shadda).”