Enugu, Abia teachers want better remuneration


As the world, celebrated ‘World Teachers Day’ yesterday, 5th October, Teachers in Enugu and Abia State has bemoaned the age-long non-payment of retirement or death benefits to retired teachers and next-of-kin of the deceased teachers.

File Photo: Teacher in School

They lamented that the last time gratuity was paid to primary and secondary school teachers in the state was in 2002 and 2009 respectively.

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Represented by the state Chairman of the NUT, Ozor Paul Nnaji, the teachers decried the fact that even pension was not paid on regular basis, particularly as it concerned retired primary school teachers who might have to stay for some months without it after retirement. Abia teachers urged the state government to ensure that their rights were given to them.

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The state NUT chairman, Akparanta Chizobem, who stated this in his address to mark the day, disclosed that primary and secondary school teachers were owed four months and five months salaries respectively.

He said: “We humbly appeal to government to value the teacher and improve on his status to give his best to better the society, as the working condition of the teacher is the learning condition of the child.”


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