- Governor El Rufai’s government says it will hire as many as 10,000 civil service teachers
- The hiring will support recently fired teachers and it will help increase the teacher-student ratio
- Meanwhile, the Kaduna government has vowed to continue weeding out unqualified teachers from public schools
The Kaduna state government says it has finalized plans to hire 10,000 elementary school teachers to replace those no longer engaged to teach -Improve student ratios.
The Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, made the announcement yesterday in Kaduna at the inauguration of the distribution of study materials to students in 4,260 public elementary schools and 838 learning centers.
The state government fired 21,780 in 2018 for failing a similar test, while 233 more in December 2021 were fired for allegedly providing fake certificates.
The Deputy Governor said the government will continue to fire unskilled public school teachers and no amount of distraction will stop it .
“The quality of instruction is very important to determine the educational outcomes of our children and we cannot allow only the children stealing from a few the advantage that education offers.
“We will continue to not allow poor education for the children of the weak and vulnerable in our society who attend public schools.< /p>
“Children of the poor also deserve competent teachers, and it is our sworn responsibility to make sure they get it,” he said.
Balarabe said the state government has renovated more than 5,000 public primary and secondary schools and provided fencing in many schools, as required by the UN child safety agencies.
She said that if poor children were exposed to books early, they would learn to read better, adding that the more children had access to books, the more likely they would learn.
The learning materials would be distributed as part of the BESDA program.
L Workers With Falsified Testimonies: Kaduna government releases full list of 233 workers to be fired and charged with forgery
Meanwhile, Kaduna state government released full list of 233 teachers who allegedly presented fake credentials to get the teaching job.
In a press conference, Tijjani Abdullahi, chairman of KADSUBEB said that the teachers will be fired because they fake provided testimonies.
Abdullahi added that the files of the affected teachers will be forwarded to the Justice Department for prosecution for forgery.
Kaduna- Government announces transition to 4-day work week for workers and gives reasons
Other news: Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has approved a four-day work week he for public officials.
Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor’s special adviser on media and communications, made the announcement in a statement Monday, November 29.
The governor said the move is part of his administration’s plan to increase workers’ productivity, improve work-life balance, and give them more time to spend with their families, for recreation and for farming.