As the Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum spends a night in Baga, a famous fishing area in the shores of Lake Chad, he had on Monday met with school teachers numbering sixty five, where he put them to an impromptu aptitude test to determine the level of their qualifications and ability to teach.
The Governor also visited Baga hospital, interacted and gave support to health workers as another 4,798 persons in Baga and Cross Kauwa recieved humanitarian aid on his way back.
Zulum told the teachers that the essence of the aptitude test is not to sack anyone, but to determine their capacity and know where to place them.
Those that have no capacity to teach would be given a choice, either to redeploy them to administrative department or send them for further training.
Zulum said that at the end of each year, every teacher and his pupils will be evaluated and Government will also support them with accommodation and other related services.
After interacting and revealing their aptitude test results, Zulum announced a package of 20,000 Naira and 10 yards of fabric (Shadda) to each teacher.
The Senior Secondary School’s Principal and the Primary School Head Teacher each got 50,000 Naira and 10 yards of fabric (Shadda).
In another development the Governor also went to Ibrahim Dada General Hospital, Baga, and interacted with all the health workers.
At the hospital, the Governor went round and inspected the health facility, after which he interacted with health workers found on ground numbering twenty seven.
Zulum also told them that his administration is ready to support up to 50 indigenous persons of Kukawa Local Government, who are willing to further their education, especially younger ones wishing to go for courses in medicine and other related courses.
On discovering that the hospital lacks a medical Doctor, Zulum directed for the appointment of any medical doctor willing to stay and work in the town.
Immediately at the spot, Zulum gave an executive approval of an appointment to a Medical Doctor, who is an indigene of Kukawa.
Each of the twenty seven health workers got 20,000 Naira support, and a bag of rice, while the two heads of the maternity departments got 50,000 Naira and a bag of rice too.
Eleven volunteers who work at the hospital also got 10,000 Naira.