Fake Certificates: 1,840 Teachers Sacked


The Kaduna State government has sacked at least 1,840 teachers in secondary and primary schools for allegedly possessing forged certificates.

Commissioner for Education, Malam Usman Mohammad, disclosed this, in a chat with journalists, in Kaduna yesterday.

He explained that Governor Patrick Yakowa’s administration embarked on the screening of all teachers in the public service to sanitise the educational system.

According to him, “after discovering that the standard of education has fallen in the state, government decided to embark on an exercise to flush out teachers with fake certificates. So you can imagine a teacher that has been working for years without the necessary qualifications and its implication for the educational system. So the first thing we did was to flush out these teachers with fake certificates. At least 1,840 of them were shown the way out.”

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He said government planned to improve on the quality of education in the state by engaging qualified teachers and by embarking on total rehabilitation of all dilapidated structures to enhance students’ performance.

He disclosed that government had concluded arrangements with teachers’ training institutes to retain about 18,000 teachers with the National Certificate of Education (NCE).

Mohammad added that N3 billion has been earmarked for the development of basic education in this year’s budget.

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