Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed that secondary school teachers across the state will be subjected to a competency test like the one primary school teachers did last year.
He said, “We are doing our best to restore the integrity of the teaching profession. We have finished tests for primary school teachers and we are going to administer competency tests for secondary school teachers.”
The governor also revealed that urban teachers will be paid 27.5% higher than average civil servants while rural teachers will be paid 32.5% higher to attract the best to the sector.
El-Rufai has been involved in a bitter clash with the National Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kaduna after he controversially sacked 21,780 primary school teachers who failed a competency test organised by the state government
Of the 33,000 primary school teachers who sat for the examination conducted by the state’s Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), only 11,220 passed the exercise.
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