NUT accuses Kaduna SUBEB of coercing teachers to write CompetencyTest.

Written by on December 13, 2021

The Kaduna State Wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), has accused Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (Kaduna SUBEB) of coercing its members into writing the competency test it organised for public primary school teachers.

The State Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Dalhatu, made the allegation at a news conference in Kaduna on Saturday.

Dalhatu also accused Kaduna SUBEB for facilitating the arrest and detention of two of the union members by the police while on duty to discourage their members from sitting for the examination.

He said that the NUT had secured an interlocutory injunction stopping SUBEB from conducting the competency test, adding, however, that the board still went ahead with the test showing no regard for the rule of law.

He warned that any teacher who participates in what he described as an illegal examination would not be protected by the union if victimised.

When contacted, the Director, Human Resource, Kaduna SUBEB, Mr Ahmed Sani, described the allegations as baseless.

Some of the teachers at the Kaduna State University Centetr who spoke on condition of anonymity said they decided to write the examination against the NUT directive out of fear of being sacked.

 Seun Fakorede

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