No fewer than 14,729 candidates wrote the 2020/2021 Federal Teachers’ Scheme, FTS, examinations conducted Monday across the country.
The examination for teachers which is
programme of the federal government was held simultaneously in 74 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB-approved centres across the federation.
The examination is intended to help states find teachers for rural schools.
The Executive Secretary of the Universal
Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr
Hamid Boboye, while monitoring the
conduct of examination in Abuja, explained that the programme was to ensure teachers get adequate required training before their deployment.
According to him, only 3700 candidates
consisting of 100 from each state will be
selected based on state cut off marks for the programme.
“The budget provided for just 100 persons
per states, so we feel they deserve to be
absorbed into the state,” he said, adding
that Nigeria needed more teachers to attend to the over 42 million pupils in Nigerian basic schools.
Hear him: “As far as public schools are
concerned, we have a problem in terms of
numbers that can adequately meet the
population that we have, with about
1.4million teachers in the system, we
need more teachers to cater for the over
42 million pupils we have”.
No fewer than 350,000 applicants applied for the Federal Teacher’s Scheme across the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT), Abuja.