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El-Rufai – No Amount of Propaganda, Blackmail Will Derail Reforms in Education

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, has said no amount of propaganda, blackmail and deliberate misrepresentation of facts will derail the reforms in the education sector.

Speaking at a consultative meeting with the state members of the National Assembly in Abuja, the governor appealed to the lawmakers to support the reforms to ensure quality education in public schools.

Spokesman to the governor, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement yesterday in Kaduna after the governor’s meeting with the lawmakers on Wednesday, quoted the governor as saying that the reform is not restricted to recruiting and retaining competent teachers but includes the construction and reconstructing of schools, class rooms as well as updating the curriculum and providing facilities.

About 2,000 teachers said to have failed competency test are to be sacked.

This has pitched the governor against the teachers and labour unions, especially, the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) who have vowed to resist the sack.

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