El-Rufa’i Replace Sacked Teachers with 10, 000 New Intakes

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The government of Malam Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state is set to employ the service of 10, 000 teachers in the state civil service.

Kaduna State Government recently disengaged teachers in the state after adminstering competency test.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that The deputy governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, made this known in Kaduna, yesterday, at the inauguration of the distribution of learning materials to pupils in 4,260 public primary schools and 838 learning centres.

The state government had on June 19, announced the sack of 2,357 primary school teachers for failing the government’s competency tests.

The El-Rufai-led government had previously in 2018 sacked 21,780, for failing a similar test while 233 others were sacked in December 2021 for allegedly presenting fake certificates.

The deputy governor said the government shall continue to weed unqualified teachers in public schools and no amount of distraction would stop it. Adding, that the state government had renovated more than 500 public primary and secondary schools and provided perimeter fencing in many schools as required by the UN agencies for the security of children.

“The quality of instruction is very important in determining the educational outcomes of our children and we cannot allow only the children of a few to steal the advantage that education provides.