Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, in Katsina State has called on the state government to restore the 27.5 percent Peculiar Allowance to primary and secondary school teachers.
The state NUT chairman, Malam Sawudi Hassan made the appeal at the 2015 World Teachers Day with the theme, ‘Empowering Teachers, Building Sustainable Society’ in Katsina yesterday.
Hassan said the restoration would assist in boosting morale of the teachers for effective service delivery in the education sector.
He urged the state government to address the backlog of promotions of primary and secondary school teachers in the state.
While urging teachers to continue to be diligent in performing their duties, he commended the state government for its determination and readiness to restore the glory of the education sector.
The resource person at the occasion, Dr Abdullahi Ahmed in his paper said empowerment of teachers was a panacea for building sustainable society.
Ahmed identified the challenges in the sector to include inadequate infrastructural facilities, non-professionalisation of teaching profession and disrespect of teachers by the larger society.
He urged the state government to ensure regular in-service training for teachers to acquaint them with modern teaching techniques.
The resource person called on the government to revive the teachers’ training institutes so that teachers could be trained at the grassroots. NAN

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