Education Saga: El-Rufai recruits unqualified teachers

The teachers’ saga seems ongoing in Kaduna state despite Governor Nasiru el-Rufai’s efforts in making sure that the newly employed teachers are qualified.


The governor who was speaking at a Roundtable Discussion on Governance in Abuja disclosed that some of the teachers that were recruited in the state could not write their Acceptance Letters. According to him, “After the state sacked 21,780 teachers that failed a competency test it organized, some of the new ones were discovered to be equally unqualified”



“After the sack, the government began a recruitment process of another 25,000 teachers but, even some of the new teachers we tried to recruit tried to game the system,” the governor disclosed.


The governor also disclosed that most private schools teachers have been employed by the government as putting the private schools in a challenging position.


“We believe that in five years’ time, private education in Kaduna will be a luxury, rather than a necessity”.


El-Rufai said his administration is determined to fix the education system in Kaduna and that “if it will cost us re-election, it is a price we are prepared to pay,” he added.

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