Minna – The Acting Governor of Niger, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto, has attributed the recent mass failure of the state’s students in external examinations to the unprofessional attitude of teachers in the state.
Ibeto made the observation during the celebration of this year’s World Teachers Day on Wednesday in Minna.
“The level of our students’ mass failure in examinations is a clear indication of the poor quality of teaching and learning in our schools,’’ he said.
Ibeto particularly urged primary and secondary school teachers to be more dedicated, resourceful and committed to their duties.
“I challenge you all to proffer solutions to this recurring embarrassing situation, as the government is ever prepared to welcome suggestions from the NUT on how to move our education system forward in Niger State,’’ he said.
Ibeto noted that the state government had provided land for the National Teachers Housing Scheme “which we are vigorously pursuing to actualise”.
He assured the teachers that government would explore other opportunities to partner with the NUT in initiating laudable programmes for their development.
Earlier, the state NUT Chairman, Mr Adamu Paiko said that teachers in the state were faced with some challenges, which included inadequate instructional materials and classrooms.
He appealed to the government to address these issues, saying that they would facilitate the efforts of the teachers to improve the process and quality of teaching and learning in the state. (NAN)