NUT Chairman: Principals In Rivers State Having Difficulties, Salary Unpaid

NUT Chairman: Principals In Rivers State Having Difficulties, Salary Unpaid

There have been further responses to the threat by the Commissioner of the Rivers State Ministry of Education, Prof. Chinedu Mmom, to fire Head Teachers and Principals who disobey government regulations about free education.

 

According to Mr. Collins Echikpu, the chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Rivers State, principals in public schools are having difficulties that are seriously impairing the efficient operation of the school administration since the ministry has not paid their salary.

 

Echikpu made it clear that a portion of the levies obtained from parents through their wards in these public schools was used to fund the regular operations of the educational activities.

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The NUT leader urged the state government to promote teachers to increase their effectiveness and efficiency.

 

Collins stated, “We want the state government to do the necessary by promoting teachers in order to encourage them to efficiently and successfully fulfil their tasks as required.

 

Some head teachers in Rivers State’s public schools are advocating for effective management of the state’s teachers in the meantime.

 

The issues affecting the education sector in the state, according to some Head Teachers who spoke at a meeting with the commissioner for education in Rivers State, are the result of improper management of teachers in the public schools.