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Kaduna teachers palaver generates controversy online after NUT protest

Kaduna teachers protest sacking after they were fired for incompetence


Kaduna teachers palaver generates controversy online after NUT protest

In October this year, the Kaduna State Government revealed publicly that 66 percent of the primary school teachers in the state is incompetent enough to teach the pupils. It was revealed that about 21,780 out of 33,000 Kaduna teachers failed the primary four test administered to test their competence by the state government.

As a result, the government announced that it would fire all the unqualified teachers and hire competent ones as replacement.

However, not all Kaduna teachers were considered incompetent. On Sunday, the State Universal Education Board released the names of 11,220 teachers considered qualified to teach in public primary schools across the state. The rest are to be replaced. The teachers kicked against the move. The teachers, in conjunction with the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Nigeria Union of Teachers, organised a protest on Wednesday to tell the government that the move is not welcomed. The protest shut down activities in the state that day.

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As a fall out of the string of events, Nigerians have taken to the social media to air their view on the matter. Many are of the opinion that the move by the state government is the best to save the future of millions of children. They argue that there won’t be any negative repercussion as those always believed to be associated with mass retrenchment of workers since replacement teachers would be employed back into the system. Some think the teachers should be re-trained while others just find the whole saga funny.

It has been claimed that more than 16,000 applications have been received so far.

Here are some reactions presented by Nigerians on twitter

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