Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has dissolved all education secretaries in the 23 local government areas of the state.
Daily Trust reported that the education secretaries were reportedly given letters of dissolution on Friday, April 13, prior to the completion of their five-year tenure.
NAIJ.com gathered that in line with the Kaduna State Civil Service, the appointment of an education secretary is for a period of five years and is eligible for re-appointment for a further five years based on satisfactory performance.
An official of the state ministry of education allegedly said that the education secretaries had been dissolved but did not give reasons.
It was however gathered that the dissolution may not be unconnected with the role they played during the recent teachers’ recruitment exercise where some of them were said to have sneaked in their candidates without following due process.
Daily Trust stated that efforts to reach the governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, failed before press time.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor El-Rufai was given 14-day ultimatum to begin a scholarship scheme by a coalition of students in the state.
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The students, under the aegis of Coalition of Youth and Students in Kaduna state, threatened to launch mass protest to cripple government activities.
Adamu Adamu Matazu, the group's spokesperson claimed that Governor El Rufai, who rode on students’ platform to become governor, has not done anything to protect the interest of students in the state.
He alleged that the governor insisted on not paying bursaries or awarding scholarship to students of tertiary institutions since he became governor.
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