- The Kaduna state government has released a document containing the list of 233 teachers with fake certificates
- According to the Nasir El-Rufai-led government, the indicted teachers will not only be dismissed, they will also be prosecuted
- The files of the teachers will be sent to the state's Ministry of Justice which will handle the prosecution
Kaduna - The Kaduna state government has released the full list of 233 teachers who allegedly presented fake certificates to get the teaching job.
In a press conference by Tijjani Abdullahi, chairman of KADSUBEB, said the teachers will be dismissed for presenting fake certificates.
Abdullahi added that the files of the affected teachers will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery.
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The state government has now released a document containing the full names of the indicted teachers on its official website . The document titled List of Teachers with Fake Certificates is available here.
Mathew Mbom commented on Facebook:
"This is a very welcomed idea as long as it is done with integrity. Secondly I suggest you hold on No. 6 (uploading the names of the indicted teachers) until you have finished your judicial process.
"Thirdly, for future purposes, your organisation of screening and examination for recruitment is very poor and needs improvement. Thank you"
Ibrahim Ibb said:
"I have no option than to commend you this time around for involving professional teacher training institutions like FCE Zaria, COE Gidan waya and National Teachers Institute to conduct test for Kaduna State SUBEB Teachers.
"This time around you are on the right track. The good work you picked up for verifying the certificate presented by such teachers is also very commendable. Teaching is a profession that requires professionals in that field to practice it in as much as we want this country to develop further."
Mustapha Abdulkadir Achidah said:
"This is welcome development I hope my Dear state will emulate from Kaduna state govt for the betterment of our younger ones."
Shafa Maikasuwa Musa said:
"Committed and selfless Governor with vision and mission. You too much abeg. Continue with your good work, The Lord is your strength."
El-Rufai, Kaduna teachers head for showdown over competency test
Meanwhile, teachers in Kaduna state and the governor of the state, El-Rufai, have continued to have a running battle over 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.
However, the national executive council of the Nigeria Union Teacher (NUT) has called on members of the union to shun the test.
Kaduna government announces transition to 4-day working week for workers, gives reasons
In other news, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has approved a a four-day working week for public servants.
Muyiwa Adekeye, the special adviser to the governor on media and communication, made this known in a statement on Monday, November 29.
The governor explained that the move is part of his administration's plan to boost productivity among workers, improve work-life balance and enable them to have more time for their families, for rest and for agriculture.