Plateau Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Executive Chairman Mr. Sunday Amuna has urged elementary school teachers in the state to reconsider their protest.
Amuna issued the call on Monday, after observing the return of students to certain Jos and surrounding area primary schools.
Primary school teachers in some local government areas are set to begin industrial action over salary arrears, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Teachers in Bassa, Jos South, Bokkos, Pankshin, Mikkang, Langtang North, and Langtang South LGAs were reportedly affected by the non-payment of salaries, as reported by NAN.
A letter I got informed me that educators in Jos South, Langtang South, and other locations were organizing a strike due to unpaid wages.
Some teachers’ wages have not been paid, but that’s not the administration’s fault; it’s an issue that was left over when the previous chairmen of those departments took the money with them when they resigned.
This government takes the payment of workers’ wages seriously and will not play games with the pay or benefits of teachers or other employees.
“So, I want to appeal to teachers planning to embark on strike to shelve such plans for the sake of our children; and let us put heads together to address this matter amicably,” he pleaded.
Amuna praised the students and instructors she met for getting back to school so quickly but lamented the lack of resources and skilled personnel for some fundamental subjects.
The participation of both students and faculty is outstanding, but these issues require immediate response.
Furniture and other instructional supplies are in short supply.
Affirming that “we will do our best to address these gaps and ensure our children get quality education,” he stated, “I want to assure the people of Plateau that we will do our best to address these gaps.”
The chairman reportedly toured a number of institutions, including the Obasanjo Model institutions, Hwolshe, LEA, Jos South, and others, as reported by NAN. (NAN)