Buhari endorses el-Rufai's plan to sack 21780 teachers

You have my blessing: Buhari supports El-Rufai's proposed teachers' winnowing

Group under the auspices of Kaduna State Patriots has commended the resolve of the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-rufai in his quest to address the decadence in the educational sector especially at the primary level in the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari said it is a "tragic situation" while speaking at special retreat of the Federal Executive Council. It is a very very serious situation, when teachers can not pass their exams that they are supposed to teach the children to pass.

"It underscores the urgent need for comprehensive national reform".

"What El-Rufai is trying to do now is exactly what that man told me about 10 years ago".

The group reiterated that the strength of every Nation is in the youth and the strength of the youth is in Education, saying that the failed teachers must go and that the government decision to weed out unqualified teachers must be commended by all and sundry who mean well for the state.

Around ten million children have no access to basic education in Nigeria and Unicef described the education system as beset by poor teachers with a lack of proper facilities.

Buhari said the effect of decay in the education sector is glaring, assuring that his administration is determined to change the situation for the better.

"For nine years, I was in boarding school, three in primary and six in secondary school".

Vanguard reports that there are plans by Nasir El-Rufai to dismiss 21,780 teachers.

"In those days, teachers treat their students or children like their own children". If you didn't do well, they never spared the rod.

Also, the Director-General, Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Mohammed Lukman, canvassed support for the planned sack of the teachers.

Many have commended the move adding that the education sector needs such aggressive moves to sanitise it.

But the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) faulted Buhari's endorsement of the teachers' sack. And the army of that time we went through all we went through up-to the civil war.

The President said teachers should be more reformed and impact the students with knowledge.

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) alleged a plan by El-Rufai to mobilise 30 buses of political thugs to Kaduna yesterday to drum up support for the government. Muazu Sani and 16 Local Government Chairmen of the group across the state and made to newsmen in Kaduna Monday.

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