Executive Chairman of the Kaduna State Universal Education Board, Mr. Tijjani Abdullahi, announced the sack of 233 primary school teachers over fake certificates.
Abdullahi said they would not only be dismissed but face the law for their dubious act.
He said the teachers forged the certificates of National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Federal College of Education Zaria, Nuhu Bammali Polytechnic Zaria, Ameer Shehu Idris College and College Of Education, Gidan Waya.
In the procured fake certificates, the teachers’ claimed qualifications are: NCE, Diploma in Arabic Language, Diploma (Public Administration) and Diploma in Islamic Education.
He said the board had so far verified 451 certificates by contacting 13 awarding institutions, nine of which had responded.
“The responses show that 233 teachers presented fake certificates. This represents 51 per cent of the 451 certificates on which responses have been received from the awarding institutions. One institution disowned 212 of the 233 certificates.”
“The board will dismiss the 233 teachers that presented the fake certificates and their files forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery,’’ the chairman said.