Sixty-five (65) primary school teachers have been confirmed sacked on Friday by the Kaduna State government.
The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) which confirmed the sack of the teachers, noted that they were illegally recruited.
Naija News understands the Chairman of Sanga Local Government Area of the state, Charles Danladi had complained of the increased wage bill of teachers under his administration without any fresh recruitment.
This complaint during the state’s Joint Account Committee Meeting, being chaired by the Deputy Governor had prompted the setting up of a committee headed by SUBEB’s auditor, Mr. Tandat Katuma to investigate the anomaly.
The outcome of the investigation was what led to the sack of the teachers.
“After our investigation, we confirmed that 65 teachers were illegally recruited in the area. “Their appointments have been terminated.
“You will recall that in 2017, the Kaduna State Government had organized a competency test for primary school teachers.
“About 22,000 of the teachers failed the test and were sacked.
“Our investigation uncovered that 16 out of the 65 were among the primary school teachers that failed the competency test in the LGA but were illegally reappointed.
“The remaining 51 were illegally recruited during the first and second batches of the recruitment of 25,000 qualified teachers that replaced those sacked across the state,’’ Katuma told NAN.
He noted that all SUBEB officials involved in the illegal recruitment exercise had been sanctioned.
In other news, armed bandits have killed a village head and three other villagers in three different communities in Kaduna State.
The Kaduna state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the sad incident in a statement on Thursday.
Aruwan revealed that the incident happened in Chikun, Igabi, and Giwa local government areas of the state.
He said the bandits attacked Chikun local government and killed the ward head of Baranje community, Dogara Yahaya, and another local, Reuben Adamu.
He also discloses that the bandits killed one Ibrahim Salisu at Ungwan Sada in Giwa local government after they attempted to kidnap him.
Aruwan added that Abdullahi Saleh, a herder, was killed by bandits along the Kangimi axis, on the Kaduna-Jos Road in Igabi local government.
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