Gov Nasir El Rufai
The government of Kaduna state has reinstated 1,288 public primary school teachers who were dismissed in June 2022 after the conduct of the competency test.
In June 2022, the Kaduna government sacked over 2,000 school teachers in the state for failing a competency test, while 165 teachers were sacked for poor performance.
On Wednesday, April 5, the Public Relation Officer of, the State Universal Basic Education Board in the state, Hajiya Mohammed, announced the reinstatement of 1,288 public primary school teachers
Mohammed said 1,266 teachers were affected by the competency test, while 22 others were removed from the government payroll for alleged unproven claims.
She said some of the dismissed teachers complained to the state government that they wrote the competency test and were still sacked, while those who claimed to be sick during the time of the test provided proof.
The KADSUBEB spokesperson further said some teachers claimed to have been kidnapped at the time of the test, adding that others among them were suspended due to verification of their certificates.
“Having examined and verified their complaints, the state government approved the reinstatement of 392 teachers, who wrote and passed the test, and 515 central administration staff that were officially exempted from the test.”
“Others are 298 teachers, who were verified to be sick at the time of the test, as well as 61 teachers that were kidnapped or involved in accidents verified by their respective education secretaries.
Also, 22 teachers, who were “permanently removed from the payroll for unsubstantiated claims were equally reinstated, amounting to a total of 1,288 reinstated workers”.
Mohammed asked all affected teachers to collect their reinstatement letters from their respective education secretaries immediately.