Benue  to Improve Welfare of Teachers

George Okoh in Makurdi

Primary school teachers in Benue State have been assured of improved welfare and better working conditions.

Executive Chairman,  State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) Dr. Grace Adagba, gave the assurance while addressing participants at a leadership training workshop jointly organised by the Universal Basic Education Commission(UBEC) and SUBEB for primary school head teachers in the Benue North-east Zone at Adikpo, Kwande Local Government Area and Benue South in Otukpo LGA .

Adagba maintained that the continued neglect of welfare and poor working conditions of primary school teachers has affected the standard of teaching and learning in public primary schools and assured that SUBEB under her leadership would accord priority to prompt payment of salaries and other welfare packages.

The Executive Chairman while in Kwande Local Government Area also paid an unscheduled working visit to the Secretariat of the Local Government Education Authority where she decried the deplorable condition of the office complex and charged the acting Education Secretary, Mr Felix Iorliam to carry out a comprehensive cleaning of the office environment.

  The SUBEB boss, in her address to Staff, assured them  that the board was working assiduously to resolve all issues of salary irregularities, and announced that modalities are been put in place to carry out a staff verification exercise to pave the way for the establishment of an automated payroll system for all staff of Benue SUBEB.

    Speaking earlier at the event, Director of Academic Services at SUBEB Mr. Wilfred Gbatsorun, said the training which is organized to expose participants to the rudiments of effective school administration had participants drawn across the seven local Government Areas of zone ‘A’ and called for improved funding to mitigate the challenges faced by participants.

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