NUT de­mands re­view of SUBEB law

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Pa­trick Odey, Uyo

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.

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