Teachers in Askira Uba, Biu, Chibok and Hawul local government areas of Borno State have decried the discrimination being meted to them with the non-implementation of new national wage for teachers despite that the state primary education board has commenced payment of such wages in other parts of the state.
The teachers in the affected local governments expressed dismay over the apparent discrimination, saying, even within the affected local governments, the implementation is being skewed as some local governments receive 60 percent, while others receive less amount.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, Biu Branch, Habu Sulaiman, it was noted that payment of minimum wage in the state commenced in April, 2011 but the LEAs were not carried along as they were told that payment would commence only when they undergo verification.
It noted that in that respect, committees were set up by the state government and verification was conducted between 2011 and 2013 and yet they could not be paid after the exercise.
It added that, despite the non implementation of the new national wage, a lot of teachers in the four local governments got sacked while others were underpaid and their yearly increment removed while leave grants seized and promotion was stunted.
The statement noted that, despite all the disappointments, teachers have continued to discharge their responsibilities until the communities were over taken by Boko Haram insurgents especially in Chibok and Askira, noting that despite the Boko Haram threats, schools in Biu and Hawul remained in operations till they commenced holidays.

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