We Will Sack Any Teacher Who Partake In Planned Strike – Governor El-Rufai Rants
Governor Nasiru El-Rufai has insisted that any teacher that absents himself or herself from work will be treated with the consequences that pertain to absconding from duty under the Public Service Rules following the planned industrial action today, Monday.
Samuel Aruwan, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the governor said, “There can be no doubt that Kaduna State Government will take firm and decisive disciplinary action against personnel who absent themselves from duty, including dismissal from service.
“Kaduna State Government recalls that the NUT placed primary school pupils, who are the victims of failing teachers, in danger by pushing them into the streets to demonstrate for the retention of bad teachers.
“That ruse failed. Some union leaders are also likely to be prosecuted for assault, unlawful procession and destruction of public property when they attacked the State House of Assembly.
“The children of the poor are the ones that attend public primary schools. We owe them a decent standard of education, and we shall provide it.
“The Kaduna State Government wishes to inform the public that it has instructed its Education administrators to open registers in all its schools, starting from Monday, 8th January 2018.
“This is an illegal action, and will not achieve its aim of derailing the education reforms being implemented by the government.
“The Kaduna State Government is not available to be blackmailed into knowingly retaining unqualified teachers.”
The statement said, neither would the government mortgage the future of two million primary school pupils because failed teachers are shamelessly mobilizing sentiment.
“At the invitation of the Federal Ministry of Labour, the Kaduna State Government twice met in Abuja with the officials of the NLC and the NUT.
“The Governor Nasir El-Rufai personally led the Kaduna State delegation to the first meeting,” it added.
According to the statement, during these interactions, Kaduna State Government made it clear that as an employer, it has every right to determine who its employees are or can be, and the minimum qualifications they must possess.