Commissioner of Education in the state, Mr Jafaru Sani, announced this on Sunday during a press conference at his office in Kaduna. This followed the sacking of more than 21,000 unqualified teachers by the state government after they failed a controversial competency test conducted by the government in June 2017. Mr Sani said government has received at least 43,000 applications from prospective teachers in public schools in the state to fill up 25,000 vacancies. He also asked any of the sacked teachers that feels qualified and interested in the teaching profession to reapply for a job in the ongoing recruitment of 25,000 new qualified teachers for public primary schools in the state. The commissioner, who said about 12,000 of the sacked teachers had already reapplied, expla
Harvard described the lecture as a historic moment as it would be the first time that an Africa-focused course would be offered at Harvard Business School. In extending the invitation to Osinbajo, Harvard noted that it deeply admired the immense progress that Nigeria had made under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The university specifically noted the work of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, which the vice-president chairs. The university said: “It would be the highest honour for us were you to accept our invitation as we deeply admire the immense progress that Nigeria has made during your tenure. “Not only as the country’s Vice President, but also as Chairman of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council. “By all
The governor said this in Ado Ekiti, the state capital during an interactive session with public primary and secondary school teachers at the government house. Gov. Fayose who spoke to newsmen at the end of the meeting said his administration will do everything humanly possible to find solutions to some of the issues raised by the teachers. Training and retraining of teachers in the state, the Ekiti governor assured the teachers of his administration’s commitment to capacity building. Speaking on behalf of the teachers, the chairman of the Nigerian Union Of Teachers, Comrade Olusegun Olugbesan urged the governor to beef up the prompt payment of teachers’ salaries. AIT’s Yemi Adebayo reports that governor Fayose also charged teachers in the state to work round the clock and
Governor El Rufai has also denied reports that he ordered the police to disrupt a protest match staged by the Nigerian Labour Congress on Thursday in Kaduna to kick against the action of the state Government. Speaking to state House correspondents after attending Friday's Juma'at service at the Presidential villa mosque, Governor EL Rufai said he recognises the right of every individual or group to protest so long as such an action carried out in line with the laws of the land. The Kaduna state Chief executive disclosed that workers affected by the latest retrenchment exercise will paid their entitlements. More than twenty one thousand teachers are affected in the sack of over thirty six thousand workers in Kaduna State The affected teachers were said to have failed a com...
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Course for the Stream Two 2017 Batch ‘B’ Service year will commence next week in 14 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. According to a release from the NYSC Directorate Headquarters, registration of the prospective corps members will commence on Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 and end mid night Wednesday, 17th January, 2018. The Swearing-in ceremony is to take place on Thursday, 19th January,2018.The 14 States scheduled to host the Orientation exercise include, Abia, Bauchi, Benue,Delta, Enugu, Kaduna and Katsina. Others are Plateau, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and Zamfara States as well as the Federal Capital Territory. Corps members deployed to States that are not hosting the exercise will have their O
Did you envisage this magnitude of resistance when you decided to implement this decision on the teachers that failed the competency test? We did. We debated this for a long time. This is a problem that we confronted within months of coming into office and we took extraordinary measures to steady the situation. We knew they would be a resistance but for us, education is one of the foundational components of building a modern society and we are not going to compromise on the quality of education and the quality of education relies on the quality of the teacher more than any other tool or infrastructure. We are investing in all of these and investing in the teacher is one of the most important one. We knew that they will be resistance; any attempt to improve a bad system meets resis...
He said this on Thursday while noting that he was not born with a silver spoon but was given the opportunity to go to school, hence the desire to do the same for less privileged children. “I started life in rural Daudawa as the son of a pensioner. Without public education, I would not have gone to school. I believe that the children of the poor are entitled to the same opportunities that I was given. “Therefore, we have a governance mission to provide ordinary people and their offspring a sustainable ladder for social mobility. Our purpose in government is to promote equality of opportunity, to give every child the best prospects through decent education. “It is to secure for our young people employment opportunities in a vibrant economy, regulated by a competent public serv
The Kaduna State Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), has directed its member to commence indefinite strike on Monday, Jan. 8, over the sack of 21,780 public primary school teachers in the state. This is contained in a notice of strike dated Jan. 4, 2018, signed by the union’s Assistant Secretary General, Adamu Anglo, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Sunday. ORBITNEWS reported that the teachers were sacked for allegedly failing to score 75 per cent pass mark of the competency test organised by the state government in June 2017. The notice, which has been circulated to all the union executives in the 23 local government areas of the state stated that a two weeks ultimatum was earlier issued to the state government to reverse its decision. The un
Academics at the University of Zimbabwe have petitioned the anti-corruption commission to investigate the “suspicious” way in which former first lady Grace Mugabe was awarded a doctorate four years ago. The academics from the university’s sociology department say they were “shocked” when Grace Mugabe emerged among the doctoral candidates in 2014. “This was a shock to many members of the department as most members never (saw) or heard about the proposal, progress reports, thesis examiners and outcome of such a study by the candidate,” reads part of the petition, quoted by the private Zimbabwe Independent. “The awarding of the degree has therefore not gone through processes that other candidates are subjected to which makes the awarding of the degree very suspicious”. Grace Mugab
A Muslim group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has submitted its memorandum to the committee on Judiciary and Justice of the House of Representatives charged with responsibility to investigate the circumstances that surrounded the denial of a University of Ilorin Law graduate, Miss Firdaus Amasa from being called to bar. Reports have it that the committee was on Wednesday 20th December, 2017 mandated to investigate the matter which has generated a lot of controversy among Nigerians. The committee, it was learnt was given two weeks for the assignment. MURIC in its memorandum titled “Memorandum in Respect of Call to Bar Case in the School of Law”, signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and addressed to the Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary and Justice, declared that Hi