Primary 6 pupils in Bauchi state cannot write 1 – 10 in a figure, the state

The Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC) has uncovered that the primary six pupils’ in Bauchi State cannot write 1-10 in figures, a discovery that was made during their official visit to some schools in the state.

Mr. Abubakar Surunbai Ph.D., chairman of Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board visited some of the primary schools in the state on Monday.

During the visit, Surunbai, went into some of the classrooms to have interaction with the pupils.

At the interaction, he randomly picked some pupils, asked them to spell their names, a task many of them failed.

Primary six pupils with UBEC chairman
Primary six pupils with UBEC chairman

To further prove the poor quality of education in the state, the SUBED chairman called out some of the pupils to write 1 to 10 in a figure on the blackboard. A task they all failed.

In all the schools visited, Mallam Babban Mutum Primary School Shekal recorded the worst experience.

This is even as many prominent persons from Bauchi state, including  Mr. Salisu Matori, a Nigerian Senator had his primary education in the school.

At about 15 children that were called out to write 1 to 10 in figure failed the exercise, an action that made the SUBED chairman very unconformable, calling for a state of emergency in the education sector in Bauchi state.

Apart from the pupil’s inability to read and write, there are no chairs for them to sit and learn, many were seen sitting on the floor.

A development the SUBEB chairman promised to engage the state government to provide chairs and a conducive learning environment for the pupils.

Pupils writing on the blackboard
Pupils writing on the blackboard

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