By Laleye Dipo in Minna
The Nigeria Union of Teachers on Wednesday declared that the economic recession in the country is now having negative effects on the welfare and performance of teachers in Niger state.
The state chairman of the NUT, Comrade Ibrahim Umar, said on the occasion of this year’s World Teachers Day in Minna that the recession was also negatively affecting the smooth running of the school system and the entire education sector.
“It is evident that teachers at both primary and post-primary schools in the state are owed salaries for months and in some cases they are paid randomly and on percentage.
“This trend and its attendant consequences are greatly affecting the morale of our esteemed members and indeed the growth and development of our educational system,” he said.