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Sack us if you can, Teachers rebuff El rufai’s threat

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Kaduna State Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers  is pushing back on Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i’s threat to sack 21,780 primary school teachers who allegedly failed a competency test and replace them with 25,000 new ones.

” The union would embark on total strike if the government sack any teacher, said Audu Amba, Kaduna NUT Chairman.

He said teachers were not tested based on professionalism, adding that the NUT will only recognise test conducted by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

“The so-called competency test was not a true test, because you can only test a teacher by supervising him while he teaches in class.”

“What we agreed in the committee was 60 per cent, only for the Governor to use 75 per cent; yes, we agree that there are incompetent teachers among us, but the decision of the state government was not what we agreed at the committee level,” Amba said.




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