Meet teachers demand, NUT tells LASG

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

The Lagos wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers on Saturday urged the state government to be proactive in addressing the needs of workers, especially teachers.

The chairman, Mr Segun Raheem told the NAN in Lagos that the shortage of teachers was still a major problem.

According to him, teachers remain inadequate in the state in spite of the employment of 1300 new ones who can only serve as replacement of about 1750 that retired in the last one year.

He said the shortage of teachers in the classroom was not healthy for the education sector as it would affect the learning outcomes of the children.
Raheem also urged the government to implement the agreement on having the position of Permanent Secretary with the nomenclature of Headmaster General in primary schools.

“It is only teachers who have not gotten to the position of permanent secretary,” he said.

The unionist appealed to the government to improve on the training of teachers at local and international levels to enable them to compete favourably with their counterparts globally.
He said that the training of teachers would improve teaching outcomes and the education sector in general.
The chairman also urged government to continue to provide infrastructure in schools to make the environment conducive for teaching and learning.
He appealed for the implementation of Special Salary Scale for teachers.

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Source:: PM Newspaper