Some disengaged workers of the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board have commenced peaceful protest over the termination of their appointment by the state government.
Recall that the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has terminated the appointment of Two Thousand Four Hundred and Fourteen(2,414) teachers who were employed by his predecessor, Abdulfatai Ahmed.
This was made known in a statement signed by the Press Secretary Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development titled, “Kwara State Government Takes Stand on 2019 SUBEB workers”
Informant24/7 reveal that according to the statement, the number of teachers employed by the previous administration in 2019 contravenes the number ratified by the state executive council among other discrepancies that marred their employment process.
This figure is a violent contravention of the executive approval by former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed who had authorized the employment of 1,100 qualified teachers to take English Language, Mathematics, and Science subjects only,” the statement read in part.
“On assumption of office in 2019, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, faced with conflicting claims on these workers, magnanimously authorized the screening of all of them, after which 1,658 were cleared as qualified.
Surprisingly, an additional 594 got inserted into the payroll. There are claims that 162 more were part of the mix. This was discovered during the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s investigation of the untidy process that kept throwing up conflicting figures of employees and mind-boggling details of how non-qualified persons were engaged.
“For instance, it was discovered that several of the 1,658 purportedly adjudged to be qualified do not in fact have required teaching certificates. It was discovered that teachers were engaged for subjects not covered in the executive approval, underscoring the unwholesome and impeachable nature of the entire process.
“Flowing from the above, the government has decided to start the employment process all over again in January 2021. The government will open a new application portal for all the 2,414 and any other eligible persons to apply for SUBEB teaching jobs in relevant subjects to be advertised. This effectively nullifies the controversial employment process of 2018/2019