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3 possible reasons why Gov. Masari sacked education commissioner

3 possible reasons why Gov. Masari sacked education commissioner

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Governor Aminu Bello Masari has sacked Katsina state commissioner of education Halimatu Idris.

However, Katsina post check revealed the three possible reasons from both government perspective and peoples opinion why the professor was possibly removed from her position.

Reason one (Government perspective): According to a press release signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Abdu Labaran quoted a letter personally signed by the governor thanking Idris for the services she rendered as commissioner of education said; “it has become necessary for the government to bring more active politicians on board so as to fasten activities of governance that is why the commissioner was relieved from her duty.”

Reason two (Goat Distribution): Many people in the state has attributed the removal to the possible goat distribution epic. The situation believed to have fetch criticism to the state government especially from the opposition side and social media users across the nation.

While speaking at the distribution programme, Halimatu Idris, said the programme was aimed at empowering students to be self-reliant.

However, the state government through the Director-General Media and publicly claimed that the goats are only meant for study purposes (Animal Husbandry), not empowerment scheme.

Reason three (Competency test): Following the commencement of teachers competency test that primes to the expulsion of over 20, 000 teachers by Kaduna state government, The former commissioner in her interview with newsmen in Katsina admonished to advise Katsina government organize the same process.

Her statement, “Left to me, I will conduct competence test for our teachers in Katsina. I have even made suggestion to the state executive on the need for the competency test. I suggest that the state Ministry of Education should be given the mandate to screen people so that we can have competent people as our teachers.

“Recently when we conducted what we called replacement test to replace some teachers who had retired or died, out of about 12,000 (teachers) who took the test, only 3,300 of the number were able to score 35 out of 60. Indeed, the state of education in the state needs to be looked into. I am in full support of the competency test.”

READ ALSO: Katsina: Commissioner of Education advise gov’t to conduct competency test to teachers 

The above statement made by the former commissioner gave tough-time to the state government from teacher’s side and other civil societies in the state.

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