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KWARA STATE GOVERNOR APPROVES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROMOTION ARREARS FOR TEACHERS

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By Aishat Momoh. O.

…..Commissions inspection vehicles, electric gadgets,library books for schools

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has approved the implementation of promotion arrears for tens of thousands of teachers and staff of the State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB), effectively putting an end to years of career stagnation that had driven workers’ morale to an all-time low.

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The announcement, made by SUBEB chairman Prof Shehu Raheem Adaramaja at the commissioning of operational vehicles, motorcycles, electronic gadgets, and instructional materials for basic schools, drew a round of applause from teachers and other SUBEB employees, who praised the decision as timely and fitting for the administration’s track record of responding to people’s needs.

Teachers in Kwara State’s public basic schools were last promoted in 2017.

“His Excellency has specifically approved the conduct of the years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 promotion examination and oral interview to be held between the 2nd and 5th August, 2021,” Adaramaja stated.

“As the procedure reaches its apex, outstanding salary arrears of personnel are not left behind.” We express our gratitude to His Excellency for taking the time to examine our employees’ condition and finding a solution to their agitation.”

With the renewed relationship with the Universal Basic Education Commission – after seven years of official blacklisting of Kwara – AbdulRazaq, who was represented by Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, said the administration has unlocked a goldmine of opportunities to revitalise basic education in the state.

“With the exception of the 12-seater bus that Unity Bank Plc donated to us, all of these facilities are part of our reestablished connection with the Universal Basic Education Commission,” he stated.

AbdulRazaq also acknowledged the prudent management of scarce resources by the leadership of KWSUBEB, leading to procurement of 1,500 cartoons of white chalks from Kwara State College of Education ( Technical), Lafiagi.

“The interesting thing is that these facilities are what Kwara should have been enjoying if the last administration had played its own roles. It is a confirmation of our position that the last administration opted to kill basic education in the state. Our efforts have been to restore quality, dignity, and citizens’ confidence to public basic education in the state,” the Governor said.

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