Buhari endorses el-Rufai's plan to sack 21780 teachers

State House

"The hiring of teachers in the past was politicized and we intend to change that by bringing in young and qualified primary school teachers to restore the dignity of education in the state", El-Rufai said.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday threw his weight behind the decision of the Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-rufai, to sack 21,780 teachers who recently failed the competency test conducted by the state government.

At a ministerial summit on education, Buhari said it's a very serious situation when teachers can not pass the exams they're supposed to teach.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has called for the declaration of emergency in the Education sector.

Schools began receiving a facelift, and children were fed on a daily basis.

"Being an orphan, I still feel that boarding school moulded me".

Trainings were then organised, for them, but that did just a little, as majority weren't trainable.

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"The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) wishes to remind the state government of its existing ban on all sort of public processions and demonstrations in order to enjoy lasting peace in the state".

Of the 33,000 primary school teachers that participated, close to 22,000, that is, 66 per cent, failed to obtain 75 per cent in the test.

A statement by the state chairman of CNPP, Umar Farouk Ibrahim says, "We gathered from a reliable source that, there is a planned demonstration to drum up support for the state government".

They claimed the government had set the points at variance with what had had been agreed.

Governor El-rufai had in a bid to upgrade the quality of primary school teachers in his state, administered a test calculated to measure proficiency and basic skills.

Organised labour, under the aegies of the Nigeria Labour Congress has also pitched its tent with the NUT.

It would be recalled that few days ago, some Kaduna pupils also hit the street to protest against the governor's plan.


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