Executive chairman, Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Dr Lyop Mang has said the board had released a backlog of promotion of no fewer than 11,596 teachers after seven years.
The chairman told newsmen in Jos yesterday that the delayed promotions were occasioned by factors that had to do with the proper biometric data of the staff.
She said the teachers promotions were delayed since 2009 because the board gave unqualified teachers in the system grace period to get the requisite qualifications for the job.
Mang explained that only teachers from 15 out of the 17 local government areas of the state benefitted in the promotions, pointing that Bokkos and Mangu LGs were excluded due to delayed compilation of their data.
The chairman said that the pending cases affecting some promotions were being addressed by the board.
Mang noted that the promotion would motivate the teachers to be more committed in their duties.
“I enjoin the teachers to see this promotion as a charge to perform their duties diligently,” she said.
Other strides in the basic education sector of the state, according to Mang, include the construction of a 10-block Girl Child Junior Secondary School, Gurum in Bassa Local Government to afford the girl child more access to education.
“The project is in collaboration with the federal government and not part of any politician’s constituency project.
“I am worried that politicians are mentioning some of our projects in Bassa as their achievements during their campaigns.
“The Junior Girl Child Secondary School in Gurum is the board’s project in collaboration with the federal government and the LGEA in Katirbi,” she said.

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