OVER 300,000 Public Primary and Secondary School Teachers in Kaduna state have given Governor Nasir El-Rufai, a notice of two weeks ultimatum to rescind decision on sacked teachers or proceed on an indefinite strike action, the Nigeria union of Teachers has revealed. The two page letter of notice, addressed to the Governor, which was handed down to newsman on Monday, was signed by the state Assistant Secretary General, NUT, Adamu Ango. The statement added that, the notice, which takes effect from six November, and expired on November 23, is predicated on the purported competent test conducted for all teachers in public primary schools in Kaduna state on the third June 2017, by state government. It stated, “That, the NUT, Kaduna State wing as a responsible stakeholder in educational sector, even though aware of the position of the law as it relates to body statutorily empowered to regulate the teaching profession cooperated with Kaduna state under the mistaken believe that the intention of the state government was altruistic, in the sense that it is aimed at enhancing the state. “However with the benefit of hindsight we now know letter. “That, it was agreed by all stakeholder in the educational sector that the pass mark for competency test be pegged at 60% while those who are unable to score up to 60% be retained. “However in a classical display of faith which started as rumour, the Kaduna state government unilaterally and arbitrarily pegged the pass mark for competency test at an unprecedented 75%”, the stated. The letter further explained that while hosting the delegation of World Bank officials, the governor announced to the entire world that 21,780 teachers would be disengaged in Kaduna state public primary schools for not scoring up to 75% in the test, while 25,000 would be recruited in their stead. According to NUT, in spite of all the letters of appeal to the conscience of the Governor to rescind his division, they were ignored as usual; instead, the Governor went ahead with his avowed determination to impose his will against the consensus of bona fide stakeholders in the education sector. Nut stressed that but it approached the national industrial court, Kaduna division to adjudicate on the issue in the spirit of democracy and rule of law, on whether the state has the statutory power to conduct the test, in which court processes was served on governor and the office of Attorney general. They lamented that Contrary to the court services on them, the state government of ElRufai went ahead and published on his tweeter handle, the list of teachers purportedly passed the test above 75%. It added that, these and other vexed issues enumerated above leaves NUT with no options than to served the Governor with instant notice of compliant of the wishes of members at the Monday meeting of the state wings of exco, than to give the ultimatum for infinite strike action.