Teachers’ sack: Court dismisses NUT’s suit against Kaduna Govt


The Kaduna Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, dismissed the case between the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and Governor Nasir El Rufai for lack of merit and substance.


A issued by the Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of Kaduna state, Aisha Dikko , said that Justice S.O. Edeniyi delivered judgment matter on February 2.


The which said that NUT and Comrade Audu Titus Amba were the claimants, said that they sought for a nullification of the termination and compulsory of those who failed the competency test for all primary school teachers.


The Attorney General recalled that ‘’in the bid restore the competency of the profession and improve the of education in schools across the state, a competency test was conducted for public primary school teachers in the state, on 3’dJune,2017.’’


Aisha Dikko said that primary school teachers who failed the competency test either had their jobs terminated or were compulsorily .


‘’The claimants however challenged the powers of the defendants terminate and or dismiss from service, any teacher in the public primary school of Kaduna state, without the support of the simple majority of the Kaduna State House of Assembly,’’ she added.


The listed the governor of Kaduna state, the Attorney General and Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board as defendants in the suit.


According the Commissioner of Justice, ‘’the claimants also stated that prior the conduct of the competency test, the Teachers RegistrationCouncil of Nigeria,(TRCN) had written a letter the defendants to state its exclusive role as the regulating agency of the profession in Nigeria and despite the letter, the defendant still conducted the competency test and set the pass mark at 75%, contrary to the agreement that the pass mark for the competency test should be 60%.’’

The statement said that Justice Edeniyi ruled that ‘’the claimants’ claims are unsupported by evidence and as a result, lacked merit. The case was accordingly dismissed and award as to cost was made.’