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Pupils Protest the Sacking of Teachers in Kaduna


Hundreds of primary school pupils took to the streets on Tuesday in the City of Kaduna to protest the State Government’s decision to sack 21,000 teachers in Primary schools all over the state. The Kaduna SUBEB conducted an assessment test for the teachers of primary schools in the state and only a third could attain the pass mark and those that failed have been given a three weeks’ notice to quit.

The pupils of Local Education Authority, Kawo, Kaduna North Local Government took to the streets on Monday and on Tuesday the students of primary and secondary school students who schooled around the Sabon Tasha, Kakuri and Chikun local government took to the streets with cardboards and placards calling for the end of the APC government. Chants of “No more APC!” were rendered as the marched about in their school uniforms.

The Kaduna State Governor; Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has emphasized that the Kaduna State Government together with the state SUBEB would recruit 25,000 new and competent teachers to replace the ones that failed the competency test that was recently conducted. The Board Executive Chairman has stated that the teachers that failed the recently concluded competency test should reapply and undergo the recruitment process.

The SUBEB released the names of the 11,000 thousand teachers that passed and have directed all teachers including the successful and unsuccessful ones to go back to work and await further instructions.