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Fayose weighs in on Planned sack of Kaduna Teachers who Failed Competency Test



Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has criticized the Kaduna State Government’s plan to sack over 21,000 teachers.

The teachers had failed a primary 4 level competency test, which had led the state government’s planned termination of their jobs.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in a speech supported the Kaduna State Government’s move, lamenting the failure of the teachers.

Fayose, on his Twitter, had asked that rather than let go of the teachers, the Kaduna State Government should visit Ekiti State to learn what it is they’ve done to improve 26% performance in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination in 2014 to 74.86 percent in 2017.

It is not the state government’s right to set a test for teachers, he said, but that of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).

See his tweets below:

Ayo Fayose weighs in Kaduna Government's sack of over 20,000 Teachers - BellaNaija


  1. momo

    November 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    meanwhile if they ask him to send his kids to those schools he will decline …politicizing everything and refusing to tackle problems headlong in Nigeria has stunted the country growth

  2. Biker Chic

    November 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Fayose, Fayose, Fayose, on this one, I no support you. Will you allow your children to be tutored by those teachers?

  3. King Banks

    November 14, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    ???? funny coming from someone owning several months of salaries and pensions but building a 13bn naira bridge that leads nowhere instead of investing such a whopping amount in a world class rice processing mill that will provide jobs and generate revenue for the state. But soon we shall be rid of his confused and corrupt leadership

  4. californiabawlar

    November 15, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Shebi it’s the same Fayose that used a forged SECONDARY SCHOOL certificate to get elected? How can he contribute anything of consequence to a discussion on education? Biko shift! Whoever jinxed Ekiti people with this idiot will not die well.

  5. Engoz

    November 15, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Thanks for bringing our knowledge to the Teachers Regulation Council. The executives of this council should be sacked as well for allowing this rot in the educational sector and endangering our children’s future. Not only sacked they should also be sued or preferably imprisoned for child endangerment and having no structure to prevent unqualified personnel to occupy these positions.

  6. John

    November 15, 2017 at 5:45 am

    I’ll go with the child endangerment position espoused by @Engoz. And perhaps add a charge of false pretenses and obtaining by deceit (obt, to borrow from our Police). For how can you claim you are what you are not, and receive money from government for services not rendered? I recall a video that was in circulation sometime back where then Governor of Edo State, Mr Adams Oshiomole, was grilling a “classroom teacher” and it came out without any doubt that the lady could not read. Let’s put politics aside here. These hacks in our classrooms should be sacked immediately.

  7. Chiomah

    November 15, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I actually don’t think sacking them is the solution. Why not go to the root of the problem? maybe train the trainers? Not sure what the solution is but sacking 21k people doesn’t seem like it.

    • Nonso

      November 15, 2017 at 11:37 am

      And when they are training the “teachers”, what happens to the children

    • Silent majority

      November 15, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      @nonso God bless you. The thing we will never allow for ourselves we are okay with for others. Ask anyone on this thread if they have ever ‘retrained’ anyone for anything they could’nt do asides their children.

      Sack everyone of them and let them reapply if they feel they are truly qualified.

      The road is hard and long and we must get on it.

  8. Loki

    November 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Fire them and let’s move on. Social reconstruction doesn’t come without a few tears.We’re talking about the future of the country and here we are bringing up sentiment. The day I am found to be incapable of doing my job will be the day HR calls me for a chat to nicely ask me to carry my liability elsewhere. That’s why the private sector thrives while government institutions stink with the putrid stench of rot and decay.

  9. Chiomah

    November 16, 2017 at 7:06 am

    It’s not about sentiments at all…. I’m just wondering if this is the solution. Some may truly even be untrainable but those who are ready and willing can be trained extensively over several holidays or demoted to assistant teachers and the others sacked. One of my issues is If they really went to training colleges and this many are deficient shouldn’t the state govt look into that? Find out where they were trained and deal with that? I think sacking is one of those quick fix solutions that don’t actually fix the root problem. I know my view isn’t popular but I find that many times we never look at the root cause .
    Ok after sacking these ones what will they put in place to ensure such quality of teachers are never employed again as the ttc will keep churning them out. The sheer no of those who aren’t qualified shows the problem is very very deep and just sacking them is not the solution. I may be wrong as everyone has made valid points such as what happens to the children while training (very true they need to be taught properly from now) but this is just me trying to look at the whole issue from different angles. It’s sad but the education sector as a whole is just awful meanwhile once again the 2018 budget doesn’t give it much cognisance.

    • Loki

      November 16, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      You have a good point.

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