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Education: Oyo teachers lament non-payment of 3 months salaries

Education: Oyo teachers lament non-payment of 3 months salaries

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Teachers under the umbrella of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), in Oyo State, on Thursday decried non-payment of their three months salaries owed them by the state government.

Secretary of the union, Comrade Waheed Olojede who made this revelation revealed that the state government was owing teachers in the state three months salaries as at yesterday.

Olojede stated this while speaking with newsmen at a programme organised to celebrate the 2017 World Teachers Day themed, “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers.”

The union’s scribe lamented that it was unfortunate that welfare and security of teachers in the state are not being given proper attention.

Olojede specifically lamented that as at yesterday that the Teachers Day was being celebrated, teachers in Oyo state
were yet to receive their July, August and September salaries.

While appealing to the state government to give more attention to teachers’ welfare, Olojede noted that the irregular payment of salaries has almost eroded the freedom and dignity in the teaching profession.

But the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi who also spoke at the event maintained that his administration has been able to formulate and implement moral boosting policies to make life more meaningful for teachers in the state.

Ajimobi who spoke through State Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Professor Joseph Adeniyi Olowofela, noted that his administration will continue to encourage teachers to develop professionally because the quality of education in any society depends largely on the quality of its teachers.

He, however, commended teachers in the state for supporting the educational reforms of his administration.

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