El-Rufai insists no amount of protests will reverse teachers’ sack

Written by on January 12, 2018

Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has said no amount of resistance will make the state government rescind its decision to sack 21,780 teachers. The government has received backlash from some Nigerians since its decision to fire the teachers said to have failed a competency test it organized.

On Thursday, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) protested the decision in the state, days after the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teacher (NUT) went on strike over the matter.

But speaking on a TV programme on Thursday night, the governor said his government has already taken second, third and fourth looks at this situation and as also studied what previous governments have tried to do, insisting that there is no going back on the sack.

The governor added that it is the children of poor that go to public schools and so the state is committed to ensuring that they get decent public education.

Responding to calls that the state should train the teachers rather than sack them, el-Rufai insisted the teachers are “untrainable”. He stated that his administration has already spent a lot of money on training the teachers. El-Rufai urged the sacked teachers to find something else to do with their lives aside from teaching.

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