Kaduna sacks over 4,000 newly recruited primary school teachers

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El Rufai.

Kaduna State government has sacked 4,562 out of the primary school teachers, it newly recruited for incompetence.

They were among the 15,897 teachers newly recruited late 2017, after 22,000 primary school teachers were sacked for failing competence test.

The state education commissioner, Jafaru Saani, explained that, the sacked 4,000 teachers were unable to write their acceptance letter properly, after they were offered the job.

Others, according to the commissioner, had been posted to over 4,000 public schools in the state, while 13,665 more teachers are to be recruited in the coming months.

Sani said, “At the end, 4,562 incompetent ones, believed to have found their way into the final list illegally, were fished out, leaving 11,335 competent ones.

“The 11,335 newly-recruited teachers, predominantly degree holders, including a few with Master’s degrees, have already been deployed to over 4,000 primary schools.

“This was after they had undergone vigorous induction training, along with the remaining old teachers, to equip them with modern teaching techniques and effective classroom management.

“We are hoping that between now and next month ending, we will be concluding the recruitment process of the balance of 13,665 teachers.

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