17th August, 2010
The Plateau Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) is to conduct promotion examinations for more than 20,000 primary school teachers in September.
The Chairman of the state chapter of National Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr. Gunshin Yarling, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Pankshin that the union was collaborating with SUBEB to conductÂ the examinations.
He said the examinations would go a long way to correct the distortions in the promotion of primary school teachers in the state.
Yarling said that for 11 years, most of the primary school teachers had been stagnated on a particular grade level, adding: “This is what we want to correct.”
He, however, commended the state government for paying the 27.5 percent upward review of teachers’ salary.
“It was a long battle, but we are happy that government commenced payment in June after three months strike,â€™â€™ he added.
Yarling advised teachers to abide by the ethics of their profession, stressing that the union was committed to efficient service delivery and discipline.
“We have directed our teachers not to take alcohol before going to classes, and to conduct themselves in an orderly manner in order to be role models for their pupils,” he added.