Governor Al-Makura of Nasarawa State
The Nasarawa State Government has approved N97 million for payment of two months outstanding
allowance owed its recently employed teachers,
The state’s Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Ahmed Tijjani, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
on Thursday in Lafia.
According to the commissioner, Gov. Umaru Al-Makura approved the payment of the teachers’ January and February salaries
pending the formalisation of the process of their appointments.
He said that the teachers were formally engaged with a salary of N25,000 for graduates and N20,000 for NCE holders.
Tijjani added that “the governor later decided to convert their appointment to permanent and pensionable one, by giving the
new teachers proper placement in accordance with their certificates.
“The governor has directed the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) through the state’s Ministry of Education to workout
modalities to formalise the teachers’ appointments before May 29.”
The commissioner assured the teachers that the ministry was working hard to ensuring that their subsequent salaries were upgraded,
in line with the state’s renumeration rate.
He said that the state government had provided registers, dossiers, schemes of work and other instructional materials to public schools
to ensure quality education.
He explained that the government had stepped up supervision in public schools to strengthen the system for better service delivery and
urged principals to ensure that teachers in their respective schools wrote lesson notes and attend to pupils and students appropriately.
“This is because the ministry will sanction any principal or teacher found wanting.” (NAN)