223 Teachers are set to be dismissed by the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) because they possess fake certificates.
Disclosing this at a briefing in Kaduna, The Chairman of the KADSUBEB, Mr. Tijjani Abdullahi said that the culprits would be prosecuted for forgery.
“So far, the board has verified 451 certificates by contacting the institutions that awarded the certificates.
“Nine of the 13 institutions contacted have responded, as of today. The responses from the institutions showed that 233 teachers presented fake certificates.
“This represents 51 percent of the 451 certificates on which responses have been received from the awarding institutions. One institution disowned 212 of these 233 fake certificates.
“The board will dismiss the 233 teachers who presented these fake certificates, while their files will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery,”
“When the Kaduna State Government recruited 25,000 new teachers after the 2017 competency test, it made clear that it will continue to assess its teachers both for their own improvement and for better delivery of learning outcomes for pupils.
“The board will follow up the competency test with a series of training programs, organized in batches for teachers.
“This will begin in January 2022 for 12,254 teachers. The board has signed MoUs with the National Teachers Institute (NTI), the College of Education, Gidan Waya, and the Federal College of Education, Zaria, to conduct the training exercise.”