Thursday, 14 December 2017

Stops Sack Of Over 20,000 Teachers That Failed The Competency Test In Kaduna

The Kaduna Division of the National Industrial Court today issued an order stopping the state government from going further with the plan to sack 21,780 primary school teachers that failed a competency test organised by the state government. 

Recall that in June, the state government organized a competency test for primary school teachers in the state. Sadly, over 21, 000 of the teachers failed the primary 4 set of questions given to them. Some of the scripts released by the state government showed that many of the teachers supplied ridiculous answers to basic questions they were asked. About two-thirds of the teachers that sat for the competency test, failed to score up to 75 percent. The state government afterward announced it will be terminating the appointment of the incompetent teachers.

This decision caused the state union of teachers to on October 30th through their counsel, Samuel Atum, file a lawsuit against the state government over the planned mass sack. 

At the hearing today which was attended by hundreds of teachers and labour leaders, the lawyer, Mr. Atum, praised the court for “graciously” giving the order for the state government not to proceed with the mass sack.

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