Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State, inaugurating the reconstituted Board of the Borno State Universal Basic Education Board, disclosed that the state government is set to pay all qualified teachers in primary schools N30,000 minimum wage monthly. The governor rejected the working condition where some teachers are currently paid N11,000 salary monthly.
Governor Zulum declared that “One major issue in Borno’s primary education system is the welfare of teachers.
“It is pathetic that there are teachers who are still collecting between N13,000 and N11,000.
‘I want to assure, that despite the economic challenges, we are working to ensure that every qualified teacher in Borno State earns a minimum of N30,000, which is the national minimum wage.”
Zulum promised that the many unqualified teachers discovered during screening and assessments that are trainable, will be sent for professional teachers training to acquire skills and methodologies that will empower them for effective teaching.
The governor maintained that the unqualified teachers that are not trainable will be transferred to other departments as non-academic staff in schools.
The governor assured that there will be no retrenchment of staff in the education sector of the state, including those not even the untrainable teachers. He noted that the state government will not want to increase the already high unemployment rate which, he said has social implications, essentially, in the security of the state.