World Teacher’s Day: ABSG Assures Teachers Of Better Days
By Our Reporter
The Abia State Government has disclosed that it has commenced the payment of arrears of salaries owe to teachers in public schools in the state.
This is even as the Chairman Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT Abia state, Comrade Kizito Kalu has commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in his efforts in ensuring that payment of salaries of teachers both in Primary and Junior Secondary schools improved.
In his speech at the NUT Secretariat, Umuahia during the year 2021 World Teachers’ Day celebration, Governor Ikpeazu represented by the Chief of Staff office of the Deputy Governor, Sir Don Ubani announced that his administration is to commenced the implementation of retirement age of teachers and Education officers from 60 to 65 years and 35 to 40 years of service as approved by the federal government.
He noted that the welfare of teachers in the state would continue to remain paramount in his administration.
In a remark, the Chairman Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT Abia state,z Comrade Kizito Kalu noted with dismay the acute shortage of Teachers in public schools in the state stating that it has resulted to unhealthy teacher-learner ratio.
The theme of the 2021World Teachers’Day is ” Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery”.
Highpoints of the event were presentation of three vehicles to Teachers by the state government and March past by Teachers drawn from the seventeen local government area of the state.