NUT demands review of SUBEB law
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Akwa-Ibom State has asked the state government to review the law establishing the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to correct the imbalance in the system.
The state chairman, Comrade Etim Ukpong, made the call at the weekend while interacting with newsmen.
He said the request became necessary in order to correct a situation where junior teachers were appointed as education secretaries above their seniors in the classrooms.
According to him, the situation dampens the morale of senior teachers just as it discourages regulated internal growth in the system.
He also requested the state government’s direct intervention and take-over of primary education as well as ensuring that trained teachers with the National Certificate of Education (NCE) including sandwich and National Teachers Institute products who are unemployed, to be recruited to teach in primary schools to ameliorate the dearth of teachers.