El-Rufai, Kaduna Teachers Head For Showdown Over Competency Test

El-Rufai, Kaduna Teachers Head For Showdown Over Competency Test

  • The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has fixed a competency test for all primary school teachers in the state
  • The test by the Kaduna state government is scheduled to take place in December to ascertain the competency of teachers in the state
  • However, the National Union of Teachers has told its members to shun the competency test planned by the governor

Kaduna - Teachers in Kaduna state and the governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai, have continued to have a running battle of the planned competency test by the state government.

Governor El-Rufai had scheduled a competency test for the teachers in Kaduna to verify their qualifications for the positions they occupy in the state.

Nasir El-Rufai
Governor El-Rufai has fixed competency tests for teachers in Kaduna. Photo: Kaduna state government
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PM News reports that the state government had scheduled the competency test to hold in December 2021 for primary school teachers.

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NUT makes its stance known on the competency test for teachers

However, the national executive council of the Nigeria Union Teacher (NUT) has called on members of the union to shun the test.

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Kelvin Nwankwo, the national president of the union advised their members in primary schools not to sit for the test planned by the state governor.

He also said that the union's executive is behind the decision of its Kaduna state wing on the matter.

Nwankwo noted that the teachers' competencies have already been proved by various accredited universities and colleges of education across the country before they were all employed.

In addition, Punch reports that NUT also said that Section 1(d) Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) Act, CAP.T3 LFN 2004, has already made provisions for the regulation and control of the teaching profession.

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Nwankwo said that teachers across Nigeria are available to willing to participate in refresher courses, workshops and training that could fill knowledge gaps in their various areas of specialisation.

He added:

“However, we are opposed to any political ploy aimed at easing teachers out of service, with the pretext that such teachers had failed examinations."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi had established a school for herdsmen in a forest in Kaduna state.

The school named Sheikh Uthman Bin Fodio Centre is located at Kagarko Grazing Reserve near Kohoto Village in Kaduna state.

Gumi said providing such a facility for the herdsmen in remote locations would be instrumental to addressing the conflict ideologies of the herders.

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The president said Nigeria provides its citizens with a wide range of quality education that puts them high above their peers anywhere in the world.

He also encouraged Nigerians in the diaspora to always subject themselves to the rules and standards of the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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