The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board says it has dismissed 2,357 teachers who failed the recently-conducted competency test.
Its spokesperson, Hauwa Mohammed, in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna, said the board conducted a competency test for over 30,000 teachers in December 2021.
She said that 2,192 primary school teachers including the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr Audu Amba, had been dismissed for refusing to sit for the competency test.
Mohammed noted that 165 of the 27,662 teachers that sat for the competency test were also sacked for poor performances.
She said, “Following the state government’s resolution for continued assessment of teachers to ensure better delivery of learning outcomes for pupils, KADSUBEB conducted another competency test for the teachers in December 2021.
“The services of teachers who scored below 40 per cent are no longer required and their appointments have been terminated from the Public Service for their poor performances.
“Teachers who scored 75 per cent and above were recognised as those who passed the test and qualified for attending courses in leadership and school management.”