The Governor Nasir El-Rufai -led Kaduna State Government has dismissed 2,357 teachers who failed the recently conducted competency test.
The state’s Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) announced the sack in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna.
KADSUBEB’s spokesperson, Hauwa Mohammed, said the board conducted a competency test for over 30,000 teachers in December 2021.
She said that 2,192 primary school teachers, including the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Audu Amba, had been dismissed for refusing to sit for the competency test.
Ms. Mohammed said that some 165 of the 27,662 teachers that sat for the competency test were also sacked for poor performances.
“The services of teachers who scored below 40 percent are no longer required, and their appointments have been terminated from the Public Service for their poor performances.
“Teachers who scored 75 percent and above were recognized as those who passed the test and qualified for attending courses in leadership and school management,” she said.
She said qualified teachers would be included in Teacher Professional Development (TPD) programs to enhance their capacities to deliver quality teaching to pupils.