Just In: President Buhari backs El-Rufai over sack of teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday expressed his support to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, over moves to sack 21,780 teachers.

The teachers had recently failed the competency test conducted by the state government.

Speaking during a special retreat of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the challenges facing the Education sector in Nigeria themed: “Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects”, the President decried a situation where teachers were not different from their students in terms of learning.

He also lamented the bad condition of the nation’s education sector with 13.2 million children out of school.

He said it was not acceptable for teachers not to be better than their students.

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