Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board has announced the retrenchment of over 2,192 primary school teachers including the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT state’s branch Audu Amba for avoiding competency test conducted this month.

A total of 27,662 teachers sat for this examination and 165 of them scored below pass mark of 40%, a reason the state government included their names among those sacked.

The sacking of the primary school teachers in Kaduna state comes at a time stakeholders in the sector call for more recruitment of teachers at the grassroot, describing the recent action by the state governor Nasir El-Rufa’I as needless and under-developing which will continue to affect the Educational sector so negatively.

It could be recall that the government had in 2018, sacked 21,780, for purported weakness in a comparable test, saying 233 others were pushed-away from the jobs last year in accusation of working with counterfeit certificates papers.

According to some stakeholders that comprised of some involved teachers, this should be considered as countering the global campaign against the menace of out-of-school children and the roll in school strategy.

With the recent sacking the  Kaduna state governor had discharge over 60 thousand primary school teachers for divergent reasons, since he came to power.

Experts and parents have called upon the relevant authorities to embrace the method of on-the-job training of teachers while they are in class rooms  instead of pushing them to write examinations that lead to their dismissal.

While reacting to the development the Kaduna state President of National Parents Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) said they are extremely touched by the action and how teaching staff are disheartened.


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