The Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB,has sacked One hundred and sixty-five non-professional primary school teachers for failing to acquire the National Certificate of Education, NCE,
It was learnt the affected teachers are among the 731 that were employed by the former administration in the state.
The spokesperson of the board, Garba Abubakar, who confirmed the sack, said he didn’t have the exact number of those sacked.
According to a source, the sacked teachers didn’t possess the minimum teaching qualification and thus cannot deliver quality education to pupils.
He said the teachers were recruited in May last year, and that their sack was part of a recommendation by a committee set up to screen their credentials.
Abubakar said those sacked includes security men as well as other category of staff working in some of the primary schools.
He, however, said that the state government had settled eight months salary arrears to the affected staff.
It was gathered that the sacking of the teachers was part of the current administration’s effort to sanitise the education sector.
He assured the state government that traditional rulers would enlighten the people to help improve the state’s internally generated revenue.
NCE has since 1980 been the minimum qualification required for teachers that teach in primary schools in the country.