Lawrence Afolabi – Kwara
Thousands of teachers and staff of the State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB), are to benefit from promotion arrears as Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq approved the implementation of four years promotion arrears for the teachers.
Chairman Kwara SUBEB Prof Shehu Raheem Adaramaja announced this at the commissioning of operational vehicles, motorcycles, electronic gadgets, and instructional materials for basic schools across the state.
According to Professor Adaramaja who described the the decision as timely and fitting for the administration’s record of hearkening to the yearnings of the people, Public basic school teachers in Kwara State were last promoted in 2017.
Governor AbdulRazaq, who was represented by his Deputy, Kayode Alabi, said the administration has unlocked the goldmine of opportunities to revitalise basic education in the state with the renewed relationship with the Universal Basic Education Commission – after seven years of official blacklist of Kwara.
Governor AbdulRazaq applauded the Unity Bank PLC for the donation of 12-seater Hyundai bus and the UBEC management for their support to the State Government and Kwara SUBEB in providing the materials/equipments needed in the schools.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education Mrs Adeoshun Mary Kemi applauded the Governor for his giant strides in the education sector.
State chairman Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT in Kwara, Comrade Olu Adewara commended Governor AbdulRazaq for his interest in promoting the welfare of teachers and development of education sector in the state.
The items commissioned are: 1 (nos) of 18-seater hummer bus for Quality Assurance Department; 5 (nos) of 2020 Model Hilux Van for project monitoring; 45 Bajaj boxers motorcycles for schools supervision; 40 (nos) of Samsung galaxy tab A for e-quality assurance for the Quality Assurance Officers; 10 sets of computer system for project monitoring; 20 digital calipers for project unit; 1 projector for Quality Assurance Department; and instructional materials for schools and library books and shelves for basic schools to encourage reading culture.