Published On: Mon, Nov 13th, 2017

Buhari Backs El-Rufai Plan To Sack 21,780 “Incompetent Teachers”

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By Nuel Suji – President Muhammadu Buhari has given tacit support to the Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, over his plan to sack the 21,780 teachers who recently failed the competency test conducted by the state government.

Mr. Buhari endorsed the plan on Monday during a special retreat of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held at the State House in Abuja, to chart a new course for the education sector in Nigeria.

Governor of Kaduna State

The retreat under the themed: “Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects” also had in attendance the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers and cabinet officials.

The president described as unacceptable a situation where teachers were not different from their students in terms of learning.

Mr. Buhari decried the bad condition of the nation’s education sector as 13.2 million children were out of school.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said the Buhari’s administration would require N1 trillion annually for the next four years to fulfill its 13 percent campaign promises on education.

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