Published On: Thu, Nov 2nd, 2017

Fayemi Behind Kaduna Gov, El-Rufai’s Plan To Sack 20,000 Teachers – Northern Youths Group

Fayemi Behind Kaduna Governor, El-Rufai’s Plan To Sack 20,000 Teachers – Northern Youths Group

Fayemi Behind Kaduna Governor, El-Rufai’s Plan To Sack 20,000 Teachers – Northern Youths Group

Former Governor of Ekiti State and incumbent Minister of Mines and
Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has been fingered as the brain
behind the Competency Test organized for teachers in Kaduna State,
which has put the jobs of over 20,000 teachers in the State on the
line.

Northern Youths Movement (NYM), which made this known in a release
issued after its meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, warned the Kaduna
State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai against going ahead with his threat to
sack over 20,000 teachers that purportedly failed the competency test.

NYM Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato, said in a communique he signed on
behalf the youths that it was Dr Kayode Fayemi who brought the
consultant that conducted the competency test, which they said was
done purposely to reduce the number of teachers in Kaduna State and
also raise money for his (Fayemi) governorship election.

Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna state had expressed his resolve to go
ahead with the planned sack of over 20,000 teachers who failed a
controversial competency test organised by the government. He said his
administration will not be blackmailed by threats from the state
chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) that vowed to down
tools if the government sacked its members.

The governor went further to say that recruitment plans for new
teachers had already been put in motion.

In their reaction, youths under the umbrella of NYM said it was
Fayemi, who is a close ally of Governor El-Rufai that sold the idea of
the competency test to the governor and went on to provide the
consultant that conducted the test.

They alleged that over N500 million was made from the competency test
deal, which they said was also aimed at raising fund for Fayemi’s
electioneering campaign in 2018.

The NYM also raised the alarm that idea of the competency test was
already being sold to other northern states, accusing Fayemi of trying
to destroy the educational system in the north, with Teachers
Competency Test that they said Ekiti State Teachers resisted when
Fayemi tried to impose it on them when he was governor.

They vowed to report the Minister of Mines and Steel Development to
President Muhammadu Buhari and other notable northern leaders.

Calling on teachers in Kaduna State to resist Governor El-Rufai’s plan
to sack over 20,000 of them, the youths pledged their support for the
teachers, vowing to join in the fight against the governor’s plan to
destroy the lives of over 20,000 families by throwing their
bread-winners into the labour market.

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