• President Buhari orders ban of unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms – TRCN

    President Buhari orders ban of unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms – TRCN

    President Muhammadu Buhari and Ministers of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Prof. Anthony Anwukah, have agreed to ban unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Josiah Ajiboye has said.

    He also said the Federal Government would not employ teachers without registration certificates and licenses from the TRCN under the 500, 000 teachers’ scheme.

    Prof. Ajiboye said this during the 10th Education Conference in Abuja on Wednesday with the theme: “Improving Education Standards and Emulating the […]

  • SUBEB takes over payment of teachers’ salary in Cross River

    SUBEB takes over payment of teachers’ salary in Cross River

    It was gathered that the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board has been saddled with the responsibility of paying salaries of primary school teachers across the 18 local government areas of the state.

    Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Dr. Stephen Odey, who made this disclosure while briefing journalists in Calabar, said the board would on Tuesday carry out biometric exercise on all teachers to ensure regular payments from December.

    He also said the board has commenced the replacement of wooden classroom chairs […]

  • We cancelled teachers’ recruitment exercise to ensure probity, accountability – Governor Emmanuel

    We cancelled teachers’ recruitment exercise to ensure probity, accountability – Governor Emmanuel

    Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that his decision to cancel the last teachers’ recruitment exercise was to ensure probity and accountability.

    Addressing journalists in Uyo on arrival from an official engagement in Abuja, the governor explained that his government decided to cancel the teachers’ recruitment exercise after uncovering the illicit activities of a syndicate that was behind the issuance of fake appointment letters to thousands of unqualified applicants.

    According to him, ‘’my administration was not ready to bow to any sentiments in […]

  • NUT indicts officials, begs Amosun to pardon suspended teachers

    NUT indicts officials, begs Amosun to pardon suspended teachers

    It was gathered that the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers has admitted that the Ogun State chapter of the union erred during the celebration of the 2016 World Teachers Day and itappealed to the state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to rescind his decision to sack the leaders of the union.

    The union also begged Amosun to pardon the 18 teachers suspended by the government.

    The NUT President, Michael Alogba-Olukoya, made this appeal on Thursday at the state NUT secretariat, Kuto, Abeokuta, […]

  • Ebonyi education inspectors demand money, s*x for favours from teachers – Umahi

    Ebonyi education inspectors demand money, s*x for favours from teachers – Umahi

    Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has accused primary and secondary school education inspectors and secretaries in the state of demanding money and sex for favours from teachers in the state.

    He made the allegation in Abakaliki during a meeting with stakeholders in the education sector in the state.

    The Governor also lamented the total collapse of the education system in the state.

    According to him, despite government best efforts to reform the sector in line with international best practices, the education inspectors and […]

  • Bayelsa threatens to sack striking teachers

    Bayelsa threatens to sack striking teachers

    A team of inspectors from the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education is to embark on an the spot assessment of primary and post-primary schools across the State.

    The exercise, which is expected to commence from October 18 2016, is to ensure that all categories of academic and non academic staff in primary and post primary schools have complied with the recent directive by the Nigerian Union of Teachers to call off the sit at home action by teachers.

    A statement issued on […]

  • Lagos confirms release of abducted Igbonla school pupils, teachers

    Lagos confirms release of abducted Igbonla school pupils, teachers

    According to reports, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday confirmed the release of the four pupils and teachers of the Lagos State Model College (Senior and Junior) Igbonla in Epe who were kidnapped by suspected ex-Ijaw militants on October 6, 2016, assuring that the Government would spare nothing until it rids the State of criminal elements.

    The Government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said the children have undergone medical check-up after which they […]

  • Enugu NUT appeals for release of 3-year outstanding promotions for teachers

    Enugu NUT appeals for release of 3-year outstanding promotions for teachers

    According to reports, the Nigeria Union of Teachers on Wednesday appealed to Enugu State Government to release all outstanding promotions of teachers in the state.

    Comrade Paul Nnaji, NUT Chairman in the state, made the appeal in an interview with newsmen in Enugu.

    Nnaji noted that releasing the promotion would motivate and empower teachers for greater productivity.

    Nnaji said: “We are appealing to the state government to direct Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board and Post Primary School Management Board to release all […]

  • Kidnapped Lagos teachers, students regain freedom

    Kidnapped Lagos teachers, students regain freedom

    Respite came the way of authorities of Model College, Epe, Lagos and parents, as the kidnapped teachers and students regained freedom last night.

    Gunmen had stormed the school last week and abducted the school’s vice principal, four students and four teachers. Two students were immediately released by the kidnappers same day.

    It was gathered that the teachers and students, were, last night, dropped off by the kidnappers, from where policemen picked them. The students were returned to their parents.

    The gunmen had stormed […]

  • Governor Dickson releases N540m for teachers’ salary

    Governor Dickson releases N540m for teachers’ salary

    It was gathered that the Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has ordered the immediate payment of teachers in the state.

    He said the government had released N540m to pay their two months salaries in line with the ongoing 50 per cent salary payment agreement with labour, a Government House statement said on Sunday.

    The governor called on striking teachers to resume duty, stressing that his administration had resolved to give priority to address the welfare and conditions of service of […]

  • Sack teachers who absent themselves 5 times in one term – Governor Umahi

    Sack teachers who absent themselves 5 times in one term – Governor Umahi

    Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has directed that teachers who absented themselves from work for five times in a term should be sacked.

    Umahi, who gave the directive when he inaugurated the newly constructed headquarters of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in Abakaliki on Friday, said those who absented themselves from work once in a month would forfeit half of their salaries for the month.”.

    He said that all local government caretaker committee chairmen, development centre coordinators and other relevant officials had […]