- Some workers of the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board have been dismissed by the state government
- The workers were accused of presenting fake results to the state government when they were recruited
- Meanwhile, the government says their files will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery
The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) has revealed that it would dismiss 233 teachers.
In a press conference by Tijjani Abdullahi, chairman of KADSUBEB, held on Thursday, December 2, the teachers will be dismissed for presenting fake certificates.
The chairman said:
"As part of its responsibility to ensure that all teachers actually have the qualifications they presented, the Board launched a certificate verification exercise in April 2021. The major objective of this exercise was to ensure that all our teachers have the requisite credentials that constitute the basic qualifications for employment as teachers.
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"So far, the Board has verified 451 certificates by contacting the institutions that awarded the certificates. Nine of the 13 institutions contacted have responded, as at today.
"The responses from the institutions show that 233 teachers presented fake certificates. This represents 51% of the 451 certificates on which responses have been received from the awarding institutions. One institution disowned 212 of these 233 fake certificates.
"The Board will dismiss the 233 teachers who presented these fake certificates, while their files will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery. The Board will continue to check the integrity of the certificates presented by teachers to ensure that this critical profession is not devalued by impostors.
"As part of our duty of transparency, the names of the 233 teachers found to have presented fake certificates will be uploaded on the website of the Kaduna state government today."
In another report, 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.
El-Rufai, Kaduna teachers head for showdown over competency test
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.
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.
School for herdsmen in Kaduna state
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.
Why Nigerians are competitive once they travel abroad
In other news, Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari said the good educational services given to Nigerians in the country make them competitive when they travel out of Nigeria.
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.