What Nigerian teachers need –Stakeholders – Punch Newspapers


As teachers across the world celebrate World Teachers Day, some stakeholders in the education sector have advised the Nigerian government to take practical steps to improve the welfare of teachers for optimum performance.

They spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos State.

Mr Anslem Izuagie, Principal of Saint Johns Boys Secondary School, Edo State, urged government at all levels to take welfare of teachers as a priority.

He suggested a specialised salary structure for teachers as well as increasing their retirement age to 70 years.

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“The welfare of the Nigerian teacher is important, if we are serious about boosting and maintaining the standard of education.

“The teachers will only be motivated to put in their best if they are sure that their welfare is…

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