NEWS Ebonyi teach­ers al­lege illegal de­duc­tions

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Nabob Og­bonna, Abaka­liki

Pri­mary ju­nior sec­ondary school teach­ers in Ebonyi State have com­plained of an al­leged illegal de­duc­tion of N700 from their salaries by of­fi­cials of the state Uni­ver­sal Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion Board (UBEB).

Spokesper­son of the teach­ers, Mr. Solomon Eze, told news­men in Abaka­liki yesterday that their pro­mo­tions were not backed

and fi­nan­cially.

Eze called on Gover­nor Dave Umahi to come to their aid and pre­vail on the ed­u­ca­tion board to re­fund the money, say­ing it was illegal.

He how­ever main­tained that their in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that top of­fi­cials of the board were not aware of the de­duc­tion.

“We are un­happy with what is hap­pen­ing to us. We are not paid well and some per­sons on the ed­u­ca­tion board are col­lect­ing an unau­tho­rized N700.00 from us in the name of cor­rect­ing our pro­mo­tion steps. We have re­solved to em­bark on a protest march very soon. We have it on good record that the state gov­ern­ment and some top of­fi­cials of the board are not aware of these de­duc­tions and that is why we want to ex­pose it’’, he said.

Ef­forts to speak with Chief Hy­acinth Ik­por, the state UBEB chair­man were fu­tile.

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