‘El-Rufai Released Scripts Of Carpenters, Not Teachers’ – Kaduna NUT
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state
The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kaduna state has alleged that Governor Nasir El-Rufai displayed scripts of carpenters and not those of teachers.
El-Rufai had recently released the scripts of the teachers who failed a competency assessment organised by the state government.
This followed the controversy generated by the teachers’ failure and the decision to sack them.
The NUT says the scripts do not belong to the teachers.
In a statement on Thursday, the NUT noted that there are discrepancies in the candidates’ details.
“We were disturbed when we saw those scripts. This was why we investigated,” the NUT said.
“You may recall that El-Rufa’i has directed the conversion of all redundant staff in the local education authorities to teachers.
“Among those converted were messengers, carpenters, labourers, security personnel among others. We were made to write the exam in question with those people.”
Furthermore, the body said: “Our investigation revealed that candidate number EKUB 0059 displayed by el-Rufa’i was a carpenter in Kubau local government before he was forcefully taken to class.
“Candidate number EKUB 2839 was a messenger in the same local government. Again, those that marked this exam are the illiterates, because even these candidates with their limited knowledge have answered some of the questions correctly but they were marked wrong.”