Buhari backs el-Rufai on plan to sack 22,000 incompetent teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday backed Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai on his plan to sack almost 22,000 teachers for failing a competency test based on primary 4 questions.

Buhari, tweeting after declaring open Special Retreat of the Federal Executive Council on the challenges facing Nigeria’s education sector, stated that el-Rufai “is trying to implement important reforms”.

According President Buhari, “It’s a very serious situation when teachers cannot pass the exams they’re supposed to administer to their students. It underscores the urgent need for comprehensive national reform”.


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