The Kaduna state commissioner of education, Prof Andrew Jonathan Nok is dead, Daily Sun reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that details of his death at this time is sketchy but a source at Kaduna government house said the commissioner’s death was sudden.
Leadership reports that the late professor of Biochemistry died in the early hours of Tuesday, November 21, after a brief illness.
The late commissioner who was born on February 11, 1962, hailed from Nok village in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state.
Nok in 2010 won Nigeria’s highest academic honour, the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) in the science category.
He taught at his alma mater, Ahmadu Bello University, until his appointment as Kaduna state education commissioner in July, 2015.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Kaduna state teachers threatened to go on strike if the state government should sack any teacher for failing the recent competence test conducted in the state.
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The government after the test, announced it's about to employ fresh 25,000 thousands teachers to replace the new ones who failed the test, a step that the union immediately kicked against.
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