The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has made public a few copies of the competency test teachers failed.
El-Rufai had declared in October that his government would be recruiting 25,000 new teachers to replace many of the current teachers who would soon be relieved of their duties. Check out the conditions for recruitment here.
Recall that the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and the organised labour in general had protested the impending sack of these teachers. EduCeleb.com had reported that the labour union challenged the Governor to make public copies of the teachers’ test scripts.
In these pictures below are copies of teachers’ examination scripts from the competency test. The teachers were tested on their grasp of Mathematics, English, Primary Science, Social Studies, current affairs, and the Principles of Teaching.
The teachers had on Wednesday protested their impeding sack claiming that “examination is not a test of knowledge”.
During the protest, the teachers attacked the Kaduna State House of Assembly complex where Government property was destroyed and lawmakers harassed. They gave government a two-week ultimatum to rescind its decision to sack the incompetent ones among them.
Reacting to the protest on micro-blogging site, Twitter, El-Rufai said his government remains undeterred in its commitment to improving education standards.
In his words, “no amount of protests will deter the government from recruiting qualified teachers while giving disengaged teachers the entitlements specified in their terms of service.”
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