Kaduna state Government has sacked the newly-recruited teachers who replaced the ones that failed a competency test.
Commissioner for Education Ja’afaru Sani revealed this in a briefing on Tuesday, stressing that the teachers got the employment via dubious means.
According to Sani, some of the teachers could not write acceptance letters which led to the organization of screening for them.
“At the end, 4,562 incompetent ones, believed to have found their way into the final list illegally, were fished out, leaving 11,335 competent ones,” Sani said.
“The 11,335 newly-recruited teachers, predominantly degree holders, including a few with Master’s degrees, have already been deployed to over 4,000 primary schools.
“This was after they had undergone vigorous induction training, along with the remaining old teachers, to equip them with modern teaching techniques and effective classroom management.
“We are hoping that between now and next month ending, we will be concluding the recruitment process of the balance of 13,665 teachers.”