Nigeria: Kaduna state denies sacking teachers
The spokesman for Kaduna’s governor, Samuel Aruwan, has denied that the state has sacked more than 4,500 teachers for incompetence.
Sections of the media earlier reported that more than 4,500 newly recruited primary school teachers in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna have been sacked for “incompetence”.
Lawal Danjuma, an aide to the state commissioner of education, had been quoted.
“There is no place for teachers who don’t know how to write simple acceptance letters in our primary schools, sacking them is best for children’s education.”
Kaduna state has just recruited 15,897 teachers after sacking about 22,000 others last year for failing a test set for their six-year-old pupils.
He said the names of those who have just been fired must have been smuggled in during the recruitment proA teacher has also told the BBC that she was one of those whose employment was terminated before she took up her post.
The state has been on a recruitment drive after sacking about 22,000 primary school teachers last year for failing a test set for their six-year-old pupils.