Lalong Recalls Sacked 2,000 Teachers


Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Monday approved the reinstatement of more than 2,000 teachers that were sacked from the State’s civil service in 2013.

Disclosing this in a news conference, Chairman of the Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Professor Matthew Sule, said the teachers were sacked due to their failure to meet basic requirement as stipulated by government for their engagements

Professor Sule said the governor, in his efforts to improve the educational sector in the state, approved their recall to address the shortfall of teachers in its public primary schools.

Sule listed those dismissed to include 519 teachers, 553 religious instructors and 945 whose appointments were terminated.

According to the SUBEB boss, “Five hundred and nineteen teachers dismissed for presenting unclassified certificates during the last biometric capturing, were pardoned.

“Those who have now obtained the minimum teaching qualification of NCE out of this number will be recalled and re-engaged.

“Those that were unable to get additional qualifications, but had spent 10 years in the service will be retired with full benefits, “he said.

The SUBEB boss disclosed that the board would also recall the 945 teachers, whose appointments were terminated for their inability to obtain NCE after the period of grace, but had now done so.

Sule said that the board would extend same gesture to the 553 religious instructors, who were not captured during the biometric.

The State Chairman of the National Union of Teachers, (NUT), Mr Gunshin Yarlings, thanked Governor Lalong for the gesture and called on his members to reciprocate the government’s kind gesture through providing diligent services.

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