The Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the
Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in Bauchi, have disagreed over
the pro-efficiency test recommended for primary school teachers.
The state government earlier directed SUBEB to conduct a pro-
efficiency test for all primary school teachers in the state in order
to assess them.
Chairman of SUBEB in the state, Abdullahi Dabo, who spoke
through a permanent commissioner in the board, Alhaji Bappah
Magaji, said the test was not meant to retrench or demote any
teacher, but to fish out unqualified ones among them.
He expressed dismay over poor performance in senior secondary
school examinations, saying unprofessional teachers contribute to
students’ failure.
Dabo said plans have been completed by the state government to
post out unqualified teachers to local government councils.
But the Nigerian Union of Teachers yesterday dispersed teachers
who gathered for the pro-efficiency test at the Abubakar Tatari Ali
Polytechnic, Bauchi.
A statement signed by the secretary of NUT in the state, Comrade
Musa Ali, said at the end of the union’s meeting, they decided that
teachers will not attend any verification exercise by SUBEB, and
therefore asked their members to stay away.
He said the union will take action against any teacher who fails to
abide by the directive.