Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Teachers Sack: Group Applauds el-rufai's Stance To Provide Quality Education

You have my blessing: Buhari supports El-Rufai's proposed teachers' winnowing Sack of 21700 teachers: Buhari backs El-Rufai
Patty Aguilar | 14 November, 2017, 11:11

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared support for the primary school reform being undertaken by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.

The Nigerian president has given support to a plan to fire close to 22,000 teachers after they failed a competency test carried out by the Kaduna state government.

But Buhari gave his support for the governor while reacting on the vexed issue at a special retreat of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the challenges the Education sector in Nigeria now faces. "They are supposed to teach the children to pass, it is a very tragic situation we are in and this gathering together to me is the most important in this administration".

Nasir El-Rufai had told a World Bank delegation in his office that, "We tested our 33,000 primary school teachers, we gave them primary four exams and required they must get at least 75 per cent but I'm sad to announce that 66 per cent of them failed to get the requirements", he said.

"It is hearthbreaking that, despite the promise to train these relieved teachers on entrepreneurship training to earn a living, yet agitations to scuttle the future of our generation yet unborn are still drumming by the enemies of Kaduna State".

The president said the effect of decay in the education sector was glaring, vowing that his administration would change the situation for the better.

"For nine years, I was in boarding school, three in primary and six in secondary school". Those days, teachers behave to students like their children. If you did well they will tell you, you did well, if you didn't do well they never spared the rod.

According to the governor, 25,000 qualified primary school teachers will be hired as part of efforts to restore dignity and quality to its education sector.

. And the army of that time we went through all we went through up-to the civil war.

But the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) faulted Buhari's endorsement of the teachers' sack.

The President said teachers should be more reformed and impact the students with knowledge.

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