The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the Kaduna State Government fails to reverse the decision to sack 2,357 teachers, including its national president, Audu Amba.

The union made its position known during its National Executive
Council meeting which was held in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital
territory, FCT.

The union’s Deputy National President, Kelvin Nwankwo, said the sack
followed refusal by the president and some teachers to write a
competency test organised by the Kaduna State Government, among
other reasons.

The union reiterated its commitment to stand by the president and other
sacked teachers in the state.

The union stated that rather than issue dismissal letters, the government
ought to have explored the option of training and retraining to improve
the competency of teachers.

NUT, which noted that about 21,780 teachers were dismissed or retired
in 2018, said the recent sack was one too many.