The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, in Kaduna has expressed its dissatisfaction over the sack of about 22, 000 of their members by the State Government.

The Government recently announced the sack of the primary school teachers because they failed primary four examinations conducted for them.

The Government thereafter announced the recruitment exercise of 25,000 teachers in the state.

However, the state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, while receiving World Bank delegation in his office on Monday, October 9, said the state is going to recruit new teachers to restore dignity and quality to its education sector.

Explaining the reason for the recruitment, El-Rufai said the government tested the primary school teachers in the state and 66% (21780) out of 33,000 teachers failed the test.

“We tested our 33,000 primary school teachers, we gave them primary four exams and required they must get at least 75 percent, but I’m sad to announce that 66 percent of them failed to get the requirements’’.

However, the Teachers’ Union in the state has kicked against the government’s move, saying the move would force teachers in both primary and secondary schools to stop work.

According to the state chairman of the NUT, Mr Audu Amba, the test conducted for the teachers was unprofessional, adding that the only body empowered by law to test teachers’ competency is Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

Source: Pulse NG

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