Kaduna: M.Sc degree holders vie for primary school jobs

Masters of Science (M.Sc) degree holders are among the 43, 806 candidates being screened for the 25, 000 primary school teaching jobs by the Kaduna state government.
Our correspondent report that two names of two applicants with masters’ degree on biochemistry and water resources were cited on the notice board at Rimi College, Kaduna.
The examination to shortlist successful applicants was conducted in 130 centres across the 23 local government areas of the state.
The Permanent Member, Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, Mrs. Mary Ambi, disclosed that only those who scored the minimum points and possessed the required qualifications were contacted for an oral interview.
Recall that the state government had in October planned to sack 21,780 primary school teachers for allegedly failing a competency test and replace them with new ones. The development was, however, rejected by state wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT).
Consequently, the union took the state government to the National Industrial Court, asking the court to determine if government has the mandate to conduct the test.
The NUT had on Oct. 30, filed a motion of “interlocutory injunction”, asking the court to restrain government from dismissing or disengaging any teacher on the basis of the test. Justice Lawal Mani, in his ruling on Dec. 14, granted the prayer pending the determination of the substantive suit and adjourned the case until Feb. 6, 2018.

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