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Kaduna: 27,000 Applicants Shortlisted For Interview As Teachers

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The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has shortlisted and invited 27,000 applicants out of the 43,000 that applied for a teaching job for an interview on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said.

El-Rufai who spoke through the State Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Jaafaru Sani said that having marked the examination scripts, SUBEB last Saturday sent invitation to the shortlisted applicants.

He added that the board is working hard to ensure that the first batch of teachers who met the required competence, qualification and professional standard are deployed to schools by February 2018.

According to him, 12,000 out of the 21,780 teachers that were disengaged for failing the recent competency test conducted by the state government have re-applied in the ongoing recruitment exercise.

While he noted that disengaged teachers who have put in five to nine years of service would be paid their gratuities, he explained that those who have put in 10years and above would be paid pension.

He also mentioned that the state government is working on improved welfare package for teachers in the state to enhance improved service delivery.

“The state government is committed to reforming the education sector. Public schools will no longer be a dumping ground for people who don’t have the requisite knowledge and qualification. The children of the poor deserve a quality education. Therefore, no vested interest would stand between our children and the desire to train them well,”

“The state government did not hold any meeting with neither the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) or the National Union of Teachers (NUT) before the calling off of strike but over 12,000 out of the 21,780 that failed the competency test and were disengaged have reapplied among the 43,000 applicants. The recruitment is a continuous thing and there is an opportunity for any of the disengaged teachers to reapply,” he added.

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