Sacking of 21,000 Teachers: Group backs El-Rufai’s action

Executive Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kaduna, Nigeria November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde


By: Joy Odor/Kaduna

The resolve for the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufia to take suicidal decision to terminate the appointment of ill equipped twenty one thousand primary school teachers is said not only commendable but worthy of emulation.

A Group known as Kaduna State Patriots in a statement signed by its sixteen Chairmen of the Local Government across the State and made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday lauded the commitment of Mallam El-rufai towards fighting the decadence in the educational.

They called on the people to reject the orchestrated political gang-up to deliberately divert the attention of the transparent Government assiduous effort to aggressively develop Kaduna State socio-economic infrastructures and the educational sector.

According to the statement, the gang-up against El-rufai is aimed at graduating millions of illiterates every year from primary schools in Kaduna state, allowing semi-illiterates to teach the teaming brothers and sisters, children, and children’s children.

“Allowing teachers that were given ten years to earn NCE yet they failed. Architect Muhammad  Namadi Sambo’s Administration as Governor of Kaduna State gave this earring teachers four years to obtain NSE they failed, late Mr. Ibrahim Yakowa of blessed memory gave these teachers additional four years which was concluded by Dr. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero to earn NCE yet they failed. Mallam Nasir El-rufai on assumption to office gave these primary school teachers additional two years to obtain NCE, they all failed”.

“It is heartbreaking that, despite the promise to train these relieved teachers on entrepreneurship training to earn a living yet agitations to scuttle the future of our generation yet unborn are still drumming by the enemies of Kaduna State” they added.

The Group affirmed that it is a colossal decision that defies solution for more than a decade which, successive Government failed in taking the decision for fear of losing elections.

They reiterated that the strength of every Nation is in the youth and the strength of the youth is in education, saying the failed teachers must go.

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