The 21,000 teachers sacked by the Kaduna state government have been asked to reapply in the ongoing recruitment of new teachers if they wish to.

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, gave the hint on Monday during a meeting with the chairmen of the 23 local government councils and their Education Secretaries.


A Kaduna teacher in a classroom

The meeting received an update from the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on the recruitment process for new teachers.

The meeting also heard that many teachers who did not apply anew, or were dissuaded by their union from taking the recruitment test are requesting a second chance.

Responding to this plea from the Education Secretaries, Malam Nasir El-Rufai said that SUBEB has a programme of continuous recruitment, and as such will give every teacher that is willing a chance to apply and be considered for recruitment.

“We are not interested in pushing any one away,” the governor said. We are pushing bad people away so that good ones can come in. That is why we are recruiting 25,000 to take the place of 21,780.”