Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, the Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, has just made it known that only 57 per cent of the nation’s basic education teachers is qualified.
The UBEC boss continued saying there has been an increase from 841,716 in 2008 to 1.5 million in 2018 in the number of the teachers. Boboyi, made this known on Saturday in Kaduna via a paper entitled, “State of Basic Education in Nigeria: Prospect and Challenges”.
The paper was presented at the ongoing two-day policy retreat with the theme, “The State of Basic Education in Kaduna State: Prospects and Challenges”.
In his words;
“For example, enrolment in pre-primary school (Early Child Care Development Education) has increased from 2.1 million in 2006 to 2.7 million in 2010 and skyrocketed to 7.2 million in 2018, representing 167 per cent increase.
“Also, enrolment in primary schools, which declined from 24.2 million in 2006 to 21.9 million in 2010, equally increased to 27.9 million in 2018, indicating a 27 per cent increase. The story was no different in Junior Secretary schools where enrolment also increased from 3.6 million in 2006 to 4.6 million in 2010 and further increased to 6.8 million in 2018, representing 49 per cent increase.