The Chairman, Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education Science and Technology, Hon. Daniel Ogah Ogazi has assured the 36 primary school teachers employed by the former administration of their absorption into the local government education authority.
Ogazi gave the assurance when the teachers approached the committee on their plights of non-payment of full salary as their counterpart in the secondary schools.
Ogazi appreciated the teachers for their patience and understanding while assuring them of the assembly’s commitment to ensuring that they are genuinely absorbed into local government education authority after meeting with stakeholders to resolved the issues.
He assured the teachers that the assembly will continue to monitor the implementation of the process and modalities for their absorption.
The chairman, also gave some reasons why they were not engaged as secondary teachers due to their field of discipline, saying that measures have been put in place to that effect and also to fish out ghost teachers in order to absorb genuine ones.
“The 36 primary school teachers will soon be absorbed into the local government education authority after due consultations with stakeholders,” he said.
Earlier, while intimating the committee chairman on the plights of the 36 primary school teachers engaged by the former administration, the leader of the affected teachers, Abdullahi Kolo noted that since their absorption as primary school teachers in April this year, they were issued with letters of appointment and payment of their full salary as directed by Gov. Abdullahi Sule. But the payment has not been effected yet as been enjoyed by their colleagues in secondary schools.
The teachers appealed to the assembly for its intervention to enable them to have their payment of full salary for quality service delivery and improved standard of education.