Group Protests In Support Of El-Rufai’s Education Reforms
A pro-government group on Friday, marched through major roads in Kaduna state to register its support for the government’s education reforms.
This comes 24 hours after leaders of the labour unions and the National Union of Teachers joined others in Kaduna state to protest the sack of 21,000 teachers who failed a competency test organized by the government.
The pro-government group accused the Nigeria Labor Congress of deliberately sabotaging the genuine commitment of the state government to transform the educational sector for their selfish interests.
They insist that the government’s decision is meant to protect the future of the children.
In response to the protesting teachers on Thursday, the Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, insisted that no amount of protests will make the government change its position.
He said: “This is a problem that we confronted within months of coming into office and we took extraordinary measures to steady the situation. We knew they would be a resistance but for us, education is one of the foundational components of building a modern society and we are not going to compromise on the quality of education and the quality of education relies on the quality of the teacher more than any other tool or infrastructure.”