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Nasarawa government approves N97m for newly employed teachers

Nasarawa government approves N97m for newly employed teachers

As part of it’s efforts to enhance learning in Nasarawa State, the State’s Government has approved N97 million for payment of two months outstanding allowance owed its recently employed teachers.

The state’s Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Ahmed Tijjani, disclosed this in an interview on Thursday in Lafia.

According to the commissioner, Gov. Umaru Al-Makura approved the payment of the teachers’ January and February salaries pending the formalisation of the process of their appointments.

He said that the teachers were formally engaged with a salary of N25,000 for graduates and N20,000 for NCE holders.

Tijjani added that “the governor later decided to convert their appointment to permanent and pensionable one, by giving the new teachers proper placement in accordance with their certificates.

“The governor has directed the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) through the state’s Ministry of Education to workout
modalities to formalise the teachers’ appointments before May 29.”

The commissioner assured the teachers that the ministry was working hard to ensuring that their subsequent salaries were upgraded, in line with the state’s renumeration rate.

He said that the state government had provided registers, dossiers, schemes of work and other instructional materials to public schools to ensure quality education.

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