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Competency Test: Kaduna Govt Sacks NUT President, 2,357 Teachers

Competency Test: Kaduna Govt Sacks NUT President, 2,357 Teachers



Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board( KADSUBEB) says it has suspended, 2,357 teachers who failed the lately conducted faculty test in the state.

Its prophet, Mrs Hauwa Mohammed, in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna, said the Board conducted a faculty test for over,000 preceptors inDec. 2021.

She said that,192 primary academy preceptors including the National President of the Nigeria Union of preceptors( NUT), Mr Audu Amba, had been dismissed for refusing to sit for the faculty test.

She said that some 165 of the,662 preceptors that sat for the faculty test were also sacked for poor performances.

The News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) recalls that the Kaduna government, in 2018, sacked,780 preceptors who failed a faculty test, and replaced them with,000 others signed through vigorous processes.

In December 2021, the Board also sacked 233 preceptors over contended possession of fake instruments.

Following the express government’s goal for proceeded with evaluation of educators to guarantee better conveyance of learning results for understudies, KADSUBEB directed another ability test for the teacher in December 2021.

The administrations of teacher who scored under 40% are not generally needed and their arrangements have been ended from the Public Service for their terrible showings.

The teacher who scored 75% or more were perceived as the people who finished the assessment and qualified for going to courses in administration and school the executives, she said.

According to her, good preceptors will be included in schoolteacher Professional Development( TPD) programmes to enhance their capacities to deliver quality tutoring to pupils.

Mohammed said preceptors who scored between 40 and 74 per cent didn’t meet up with the minimal pass mark, adding that they would be given a alternate chance to ameliorate their capacities.

The Board, she said has initiated feasible training programmes for preceptors under its statutory TPD with support from the state government and development mates.

The training programmes will be conducted during the end of term holiday, and in their separate seminaries, to minimise dislocations of tutoring and literacy.

They’re also encouraged to round the government’s sweats and seek particular development for their own good.

The board is assuring preceptors and the public that it remains married to icing their nonstop professional development and the enhancement of the literacy issues of pupils and scholars, she said.

Replying, Mr Ibrahim Dalhatu, State Chairman, NUT, dismissed the faculty test and the sacking of the affected preceptors as illegal.

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Dalhatu said the Union had secured a court order restraining the Board from conducting the faculty test, adding, still, that it conducted the test without expedient to the rule of law.

He recalled that the Union had asked the preceptors not to write the examination after learning that the intent was to sack them.

Competency Test: Kaduna Govt Sacks NUT President, 2,357 Teachers

We advised that any schoolteacher who participates in the illegal examination would not be defended by the union if victimised but some of the preceptors went ahead to write the examination out of fear.

We aren’t against the conduct of the faculty test if due process is followed, but it shouldn’t be used as a base for sacking preceptors.

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