Kaduna State Government has sacked the National Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Audu Amba and 2,356 other teachers in the state for refusing to write the competency test that the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, KADSUBEB, designed for teachers in the state.
Hajiya Hauwa Mohammed, spokesperson of KADSUBEB said the board administered the test to over 30,000 teachers in December 2021.
She said after a thorough assessment of the performances of the teachers, the board disengaged 2,192 teachers for their refusal to take part in the exercise, including Mr Amba.
The Spokesperson said out of 27,662 teachers that took part in the exercise, the board relieved about 165 teachers of their services following their inability to score the minimum pass marks.
Hajiya Hauwa said, “teachers who failed to score 40 marks, their services are not needed, hence, they are sacked.”
Kaduna Ibrahim Dalhatu, Kaduna State NUT Chairman dismissed the result, arguing that the competency test was rigged with errors and mischief.
WikkiTimes recalls that in 2018, Kaduna State Government dismissed 21,780 teachers for failing to pass a competency test. At the same time, the state government recruited 25,000 teachers after they passed the aptitude test.