Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Teachers urge states to fund primary education, pay salaries

By News Express on 06/10/2015

Views: 2,740


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday outlined three key mechanisms that would be used in meeting the needs of teachers.

Buhari said this in Abuja while commending teachers for their relentless effort in developing the nation on the occasion of the World Teachers Day celebration.

Represented by Mr. Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Buhari said: “This administration is going to focus on three key mechanisms which are first ensuring security for teachers, students and the school environment.

“The second is a better retirement age for teachers and the establishment of National Education Labour Relations Council.”

In her address, Mrs. Hindatu Abdullahi, Acting Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, reiterated the Federal Government's commitment to the development of teachers’ capacity.

Abdullahi said that the theme for 2015 Teachers Day celebration gave credence to the fact that teachers and the teaching profession were indispensable in nation building.

She said that for the country’s development to be sustained, teachers must be empowered and strengthened, adding that they were at the centre of every education system.

Earlier, the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) urged state governments to take responsibility for the funding of primary education and payment of teachers’ salaries, to ensure education stability in the country.

Mr. Michael Olukoya, the NUT National President, made the call at the celebration of the 2015 World Teachers Day with theme: ‘Empowering Teachers, Building Sustainable Societies,’ on Monday in Abuja.

Olukoya stated that primary school teachers were being owed salaries for months due to the inability of states to fund primary education.

He added that the Federal Government had been funding it through its Universal Basic Education programme.

“The NUT acknowledges the role played by the federal and other tiers of government in funding basic education through the UBE programme.

“However, the union regrets the trend where no tier of government could be held liable for the poor funding of primary schools in the country.

“Today, primary school teachers are being owed salaries for months due to the inability of local government councils to shoulder the responsibility they were saddled with in the past.

“We, therefore, wish to restate our demand that it should be the responsibility of the state governments to fund primary education including the payment of teachers’ salary because that is the only way primary school education in Nigeria can remain stable.”

He said that the World Teachers Day was set aside by UNESCO to honour and celebrate teachers across the globe for their immense contributions to humanity and national development.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that members of NUT from different states marched at the Eagles Square, Abuja, to commemorate the day.

The participating states included, Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Edo, Ekiti, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Gombe, Katsina including members of staff of the Federal Ministry of Education, among others. (NAN)

•Photo shows Teachers celebrating ‘2015 World Teachers Day’.

Source News Express

Posted 06/10/2015 06:12:50 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
EFCC re-arraigns Dasuki's ex-aide

Governor Wike a curse to Rivers State —APC...

Barcelona move 11 points clear as Messi, Suarez...

EFCC to mark African Anti-Corruption Day with road...

Anger: BBNaija ‘Double Wahala’ 1st runner-up CeeC seeks...

Assemblies of God crisis: FG takes over prosecution...

How Katsina Governor’s ‘$5,000 gift’ landed 15 VOA...

Bank staff bag 91 years in jail for...

Nigeria missed opportunity to improve on polls, says...

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Prince Salman enthroned as...

UK-based Nigerian doctor on trial over sexual harassment...

Wildfire kills 48 in South Sudan, injures 68...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Algeria stun Senegal, win 2019 AFCON Special Forces eliminate Boko Haram fighters in commando style, nab 6 terrorist Commanders Four policemen dismissed for alleged cover-up Passengers panic as man climbs departing aircraft at Lagos Airport Nigeria, 3 others launch $100m anti-Boko Haram fund Okorocha warns Ihedioha over N100bn claim One dead, six missing after attack on aid workers in Borno Why Bayelsa with 8, Kano 44 LGs have equal senators – Buhari Fake beggars nabbed and paraded in Anambra CBN to partner state governments on livestock, dairy production Don’t let El-Zakzaky, Dasuki die in detention, HURIWA pleads with world leaders •Blasts IGP for restricting public protests Gbajabiamila has schemed my people out of his appointments, Ebonyi APC chieftain cries out

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (509,909 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,525 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (373,468 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,727 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,468 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (247,201 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (239,258 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (223,726 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (221,223 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,778 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,358 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,982 views)

 

NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (97) Business & Economy (4,357) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,074) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (635) Features (779) Global Business Monitor (396) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,723) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (342) News (48,821) Opinion (1,291) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,169) Religion (1,051) Sports (2,102) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera