BY RAHILA ABDULLAHI, Kaduna
Public Primary School Pupils in Kaduna State Monday, took to the streets protesting the sacked of over 21, 000 thousand of their teachers.
The pupils who boycotted academic activities, commence the protest from Kawo in Igabi Local Government Area, went through the major streets chanting anti government slogans with leaves.
They plead with the state government to reverse the decision.
The Pupils in their hundreds drew the attention of the public with their chanting and moving despite high traffic of heavy duty vehicles.
Some of the pupils who spoke to Journalists said the action of the state governor Nasir El-Rufai is uncalled for, asserting that as public servant; he should think of training and re-training the teachers and not throw them into another labour market.
They said as pupils of public schools, government should be thinking of how to improve their plights and not worsen it by sacking their teachers whom have so much with little salary.
It would be recalled that the Kaduna state government had conducted a primary four examination to test the competency of its teachers where 21,780 out 33,000 teachers were said to have failed, hence the need to sack the teachers that failed the exams.
The Kaduna state chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) had also threatened to embark on an industrial action should the state make true its plan to sack the teachers, noting that only the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has the competency to test teachers’ proficiency by law.
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