Teachers in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna state will on Tuesday embark on three days’ fasting and prayer over planned sack of 20,000 of their colleagues in primary school.
Over 68 percent of teachers had failed a test by the Kaduna state government.
According to the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in the area, Malam Yahaya Abbas, the teachers were compelled to seek God’s face over the impending sack.
Abbas said that the “Majority of our members here are Muslims and we do not have anywhere to lodge our complaint except to our creator.
“Therefore, we intend to start a three-day fasting on Oct. 17, in addition to prayers, to seek God’s intervention on the planned mass sack of our members whom government said did not pass its examination.
“There is no way for everybody to score “A” grade in an examination; that is 75 per cent, this is not what was agreed with the union representatives.
“The agreement was that the pass mark should be 60 per cent not 75 per cent. Again, the result of the examination is not yet out but the government said it will sack 20,000 teachers.”