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Kaduna State Sacks 4,562 Newly Recruited Teachers. |DOLLY YO BLOG|

Kaduna State government has dismissed 4,562
newly-recruited teachers a few weeks after they
were issued with employment letters to replace
those sacked for failing a competency test.

The state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji
Ja’afaru Sani, who stated this at a briefing
yesterday, explained that the newly-recruited
teachers were sacked because they found their
ways into the service of state government through
dubious means.
The state government had sacked 22,000 teachers
that failed competency test based on questions
meant for primary four pupils and announced that it
will replace them with competent teachers, based
on a competitive recruitment exercise.
Sacked, again
However, at the end of the exercise, some of the
teachers could not correctly write acceptance
letters, forcing the state government, according to
the Commissioner, to organise another screening
for all the newly-recruited teachers.
Sani said: “At the end, 4,562 incompetent ones,
believed to have found their way into the final list
illegally, were fished out, leaving 11,335 competent
ones.“The 11,335 newly-recruited teachers, predominantly
degree holders, including a few with Master’s
degrees, have already been deployed to over 4,000
primary schools.
“This was after they had undergone vigorous
induction training, along with the remaining old
teachers, to equip them with modern teaching
techniques and effective classroom management.
“We are hoping that between now and next month
ending, we will be concluding the recruitment
process of the balance of 13,665 teachers.”
Smart teaching tools
The commissioner added that “we want to equip
our students with the information and
communication technology skills to enable them
compete favourably in the current technology-driven
The commissioner said to achieve technology-
based teaching, the state was distributing tablet
computers to teachers and students, as well as
installing smart boards in schools.
Sani noted that the state Universal Basic Education
Board, SUBEB, had concluded the recruitment of
11,335 teachers out of the 25,000 vacancy it earlier
advertised; about 40,000 applicants sat for the
recruitment examination, out of which 27,639 were
invited for oral interview.
He added that 15,897 of the applicants were
successful, but subjected to further screening to
fish out those allegedly smuggled into the list.
Sani added that the applications for the remaining balance of 13,665 are already being received,
adding that the process will commence once
approval is granted by Governor Nasir el-Rufai.

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