Governors Should Urgently Implement Teachers New Salary scale – TRCN
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), has urged state governments to key into the review of welfare packages for teachers already set for implementation by the Federal Government as education is on the concurrent list.
TRCN’s Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Segun Ajiboye, stated this while speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan on the benefits of the new salary scale and other welfare packages for teachers reeled out by President Muhammadu Buhari during the World Teachers’ Day on October 5th.
“The president’s approval cut across new salary structure for teachers, their retirement age, teaching practice allowances for both lecturers and pre-service teachers, bursary awards for education students and rural housing scheme for teachers, among others. Presently, the Federal Ministry of Education and the Office of Head of Service of the Federation are working out modalities for the implementation of the presidential approvals”, Ajiboye said.
“While this is going on, it is incumbent on the states to be carried along for smooth implementation at that level, given the fact that education is on concurrent legislative list. As the quality education is essential to the development of any nation, so also welfare of teachers, so as to enhance their performance and encourage impactful teaching”, he added.
According to the TRCN Boss, “the issue of teachers’ welfare in our country has been downplayed over the years. While it is true that we need the police to control crime in our society, we also need teachers to eradicate crime and criminality in our country. The teachers are the purveyors of quality education. And quality education is sine qua non to development of nations,” Today.ng reported.
He noted that when fully implemented at both federal and state levels, best brains would be attracted to the teaching profession, while the experienced ones would also be retained.