The National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission has completed work on the reviewed remuneration package for teachers in basic and secondary schools including provisions for rural posting allowance, science teachers’ allowance and peculiar allowance.
The Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu stated this on the occasion of the 2022 World Teachers Day Celebration in Abuja.
Mallam Adamu said the payment of the new salaries is awaiting conclusion of consultations with state governments and the National Assembly.
Mallam Adamu explained that to mitigate the current dearth of qualified teachers in the school system, government has commenced the implementation of a teacher conversion programme with ICT training, starting with the Federal Civil Service.
He noted that a number of states have also implemented the scheme.
The National President of the Nigerian Union of Teachers NUT Comrade Audu Amba affirmed the Basic and Secondary Education sub-sectors is faced with serious challenges such as non-implementation of the N30,000.00 Minimum Wage for teachers in some States, shortage of teachers, poor infrastructure, lack of instructional materials, insecurity in schools, inadequate funding and poor conditions of service in general.
He said the deplorable state of Education and poor working conditions of teachers adversely affect education service delivery, especially in the public sector.