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El-Rufai says he’ll recruit 10,000 teachers to replace sacked ones

The Kaduna government had, on June 19, sacked 2,357 primary school teachers for failing the government’s competency tests.

• June 29, 2022
Nasir el-rufai
Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-rufai (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Governor Nasir El-Rufai says his administration has concluded plans to recruit 10,000 primary school teachers to replace disengaged ones and improve the teacher-pupil ratio.

The deputy governor, Hadiza Balarabe, said at the inauguration of the distribution of learning materials to pupils in 4,260 public primary schools and 838 learning centres.

According to the deputy governor, the government shall continue to weed out unqualified teachers in public schools, and no amount of distraction will stop it.

Ms Balarabe noted that the problems in education were “simply overwhelming”, adding that the government alone could not bear the burden.

“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.

“Nor shall we continue to allow poor quality education to be available to the children of the weak and vulnerable in our society, who attend public schools.

“Children of the poor also deserve competent teachers, and it is our sworn responsibility to ensure they get it, “ she said.

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

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

(NAN) 

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