GOOD NEWS: Over 13,000 Teachers Get a Job in Adamawa

GOOD NEWS: Over 13,000 Teachers Get a Job in Adamawa

Gabriel Hamman-Adama, the state Commissioner for Education, revealed this in Yola on September 24, 2013, Tuesday.

The Commissioner said that the gesture was to address the problem of inadequate teachers in public schools and also to enhance the quality of education at the schools.

Mr. Gabriel Hamman-Adama added the teachers were employed in five batches within the past three years.

“We have batches A, B and C, D1 and D2,” he said.

Mr. Hamman-Adama also commented on the issue of non-payment of some of the teacher’s salaries for months. He attributed the delay to non-compliance with due process on the part of the affected teachers.

According to him, the delay affected those employed under batches D1 and D2, which are now being owed salary arrears of between six and nine months.

“The affected teachers were employed and posted to schools without following the necessary due process of their data being captured in computer due to some unforeseen circumstances,” the Commissioner said.

“As I speak to you now, the data capturing group based in Lagos has been invited; all things being equal, we hope to pay them, particularly those in batch D1, their salary and arrears by the end of September.

“We can then move to those employed under batch D2, who so far have just gotten their employment letters but were yet to be posted by the Post Primary School Board.” 


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