President Muhammadu Buhari has approved automatic employment for students of education upon graduation. This was disclosed by the minister of education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu on Monday, October 5 to mark the World Teacher’s Day Celebration in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
Buhari also approved the free tuition fee and automatic admission to the biological children of teachers. The president also directed that teachers salaries should be upwardly reviewed.
It was earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari approved a special salary scale for Nigerian teachers in commemoration of the World Teachers Day.
The president also increased the service years for teachers from 35 to 40 years, while noting that the implementation of the new salary scheme is to encourage teachers in delivering better service in their respective areas of assignment.
Meanwhile, Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended teachers in Nigeria for their role in nation-building as they join their counterparts to celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2020 on Monday, October 5.
In a statement by his spokesman Olisa Ifeajika, the governor said that teachers were the bedrock of the development of any nation, adding that no other profession can metamorphose without the input of teachers.
He commended teachers in Delta for their commitment to teaching and learning in all public and private schools in the state, and affirmed that his administration placed a high premium on the welfare of teachers and other workers in the public service.
Similarly, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has congratulated teachers in the state on the occasion of this year’s World Teachers’ Day, restating his administration’s unflinching commitment to their improved welfare and well-being.
Bello in a statement issued on Monday, October 5 by his spokesman, Onogwu Mohammed extolled teachers for the critical role they play in moulding and building the society through their quality teachings.
According to him, teachers remain the father of all other professions, noting that nobody could attain any height in his or her professional calling without first of all being taught by a teacher.