Proposed Teachers’ Sack: Labour Party advises el-Rufai to emulate Kwara


By Mumini AbdulKareem

The Kwara State chapter of Labour Party has advised Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai to borrow a leaf from the present administration in dealing with teachers’ crisis in the state.
Governor el-Rufai had vowed to sack over 22 thousand teachers in the state for failing a test it conducted for them, an action that had got the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari.
But the acting chairman of Kwara Labour Party, Comrade AbdulKareem Mumini Onagun warned on the consequent such move would have on the already saturated labour Market.
Onagun spoke during a prayer organised by the party over the release of the mother of its National Chairman, Mrs Elizabeth Omotosho recently kidnapped by suspected gunmen.
According to him, Kwara State conducted similar exercise when it examined its teachers and rather than laying off those found wanting, they were actually retrained.
He called on the Kaduna state government and other states who may want to follow suit to emulate Kwara and ensure the teachers are being taught modern ways of teaching.
Onagun further appealed to the Federal Government to resuscitate the Teachers Grade II Certificate institutions otherwise known as Teachers Training Colleges to revive the teaching profession.
On the need for the prayer, the acting LP chairman noted that the action was a follow up to the one that was organised when Mrs Omotosho was first kidnapped for Almighty Allah to touch the minds of her abductors for her to come and join the family peacefully and unhurt which was actually answered.

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