Kaduna government sacks Nigeria Teachers Union president and 2,356 other teachers

The Kaduna state government has sacked 2,357 teachers who failed or did not pass the recently organized proficiency test.

This was revealed in a statement in Kaduna on Sunday by the state’s Universal Basic Education Council spokesman, Hauwa Mohammed, saying the council carried out a proficiency test for over 30,000 teachers in December. 2021.

She added that 2,192 primary school teachers including the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr. Audu Amba, were fired for refusing to take the proficiency test.

She said 165 of the 27,662 teachers who took the proficiency test were fired for failing.

“Following the state government’s resolution for continuous assessment of teachers to ensure better delivery of learning outcomes for students, KADSUBEB held another skills test for teachers in December 2021.

“The services of teachers who scored below 40% are no longer required and their appointments have been terminated in the civil service for their poor performance.

“Teachers who scored 75% and above were recognized as those who passed the test and qualified to take courses in school leadership and management,” she said in the statement.

She also explained that qualified teachers will be included in teacher professional development programs to improve their teaching abilities.

Mohammed said teachers who scored between 40 and 74 percent failed to meet the minimum passing mark, adding that they would get a second chance to improve their abilities.

The Kaduna government had fired 21,780 teachers who had failed a proficiency test and replaced them with 25,000 others recruited through vigorous processes in 2018.

He fired 233 other teachers for allegedly possessing fake certificates in December 2021.

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