NEWS Ebonyi teachers allege illegal deductions
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
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.