2020 Teachers Day: 774 Teachers, Schools To Benefit From President’s Excellence Award

….NUT Calls For Approval, Implementation Of 27.5% Professional Allowance For Teachers Of Federal Government Colleges.

CHUKWUEMEKA NWAJIUBA, Minister Of State Education

The Federal Government is set to honour and give awards to 774 teachers across the country in recognition of teachers and the quest to motivate them for productivity and quality service delivery.

The Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu who was represented by the Minister of State for Education Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba stated this Tuesday in Abuja during a press briefing as part of activities to mark this year’s world teacher’s day.

Speaking on the criteria for the nominations, the Minister explained that the instrument for the nomination of potential awardees was sent to all states ministries of education and the FCT, and their submissions were backed up with evidence authenticity.

On the theme for this year’s celebration “ Teachers: Learning in Crisis, Reimagining the Future’’ Adamu said the theme reiterated the importance of teachers in nation-building and their leadership roles in emergency situations.

“The theme also reiterates the need for nations to rekindle the interest of young people to take up the teaching profession by sustaining the services of the extant profession.

On his part, the National President, Nigeria Union of Teachers Dr. Nasir Idris has called for the approval and implementation of the 27.5 percent professional allowance for teachers of Federal Government Colleges.

Dr Idris represented by the National Publicity Secretary Mr. Hamba Audu noted that teachers needed to be provided with a conducive environment and empowered to be able to meet the new trends, challenges, and demands of the 21st century and to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

Idris while commending the Federal Government for efforts made in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders towards combating the COVID-19 pandemic reiterated the need for the ministry to ensure that all stakeholders both in the private and public schools comply strictly with COVID-19 protocols as schools prepare to reopen for academic activities across the country.

The theme for this year’s world teacher’s day is Teachers: Leading in crises, reimagining the future.

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