NUT faults sacking of 2,357 teachers by Kaduna govt

The management of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has faulted the sacking of 2,357 teachers by the Kaduna State authorities allegedly failing a competence check organised by the federal government.

The Nationwide Govt Council (NEC) of the NUT at a gathering held in Abuja on Wednesday, lamented determination of the Kaduna State Authorities to sack teachers, together with its Nationwide President, Audu Amba, who was additionally affected within the mass dismissal.

In a communique launched on the finish of the assembly, the NUT Deputy Nationwide President, Kelvin Nwankwo, stated the sack which got here following the refusal by Amba and a few teachers to put in writing the competency check, was unacceptable to the union.

“It’s pertinent to state that the Kaduna State Authorities’s purported Competency Take a look at was held in the course of the pendency of Swimsuit No NICN/54/2021 earlier than the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom, Kaduna Division.

“Moreover, the purported dismissal of 2,357 teachers was finished in the course of the pendency of one other Movement on Discover,” the NUT assertion stated.

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“We’re teachers and greatest suited to know the idea of check administration which is a settled and accepted software for the evaluation of the efficiency of a learner in his or her academic profession.

“Nonetheless, this lofty software has been maliciously bastardised and abused in Kaduna State. It has been deployed as an instrument of vendetta focused at labour leaders who dared to carry out their statutory and historic position of advocating the development of the welfare of teachers.

“The Nationwide Govt Council (NEC) of our nice Union in good religion had in accordance with worldwide greatest practices within the instructing occupation, advocated that the Kaduna State Authorities ought to quite embark on a steady trainer coaching programme.

“It is vitally unhappy and curious that the dismissal letter relative to the NUT President was within the public area through the social media even when it has not been served on him.

“The intention clearly is to intimidate the NUT President and embarrass the teachers in Nigeria.

“The union will proceed to carry out its historic position of defending the rights of teachers in Nigeria and no quantity of anti labour insurance policies of the Kaduna State Authorities and elsewhere can diminish this resolve.

“The NUT household reaffirms its dedication to face with its revered president, Comrade Audu Titus Amba, and all of the teachers in Kaduna State,” the communique stated.

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