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Buhari endorses el-Rufai's plan to sack 21780 teachers

14 November 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared his support for the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufai's plan to sack the teachers who failed the competency test conducted by the state government.

"Governor El-Rufai is trying to implement important reforms", the president said. It is a very serious situation when teachers can not pass their exams. It is a very serious situation when teachers can not pass the examination that they are supposed to teach the children.

Describing education as a launch pad to a prosperous future of any society, president Buhari said Nigeria can no longer pretend that all is well with its education system, emphasizing his administration's resolve to improve the lot of the people through the provision of quality and affordable education.

El-Rufai has therefore chose to fire all the teachers that failed and to replace them.

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The President, recalling the period he was a boarding school pupil said that his foundation knowledge was build at the elementary period. For nine years, I was in boarding school, three in primary and six in secondary school.

"In those days, teachers treat students like their own children". If you did well, they would tell you that you did well. If you did well they will tell you, you did well, if you didn't do well they never spared the rod.

"When I finished my secondary school, I didn't work for a day, I refused to work for a day. I joined the army and the army of that time we went through what we went through up to the civil war".

The Deputy President of NLC, Peters Adeyemi, said yesterday that the endorsement of the sack of more than 22,000 workers at once by government that pledged to create jobs was most unfortunate. Architect Muhammad Namadi Sambo's Administration as Governor of Kaduna State gave this earring teachers four years to obtain NCE 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.

Buhari endorses el-Rufai's plan to sack 21780 teachers