Teachers in rural communities to get improved welfare package

Chairman Bayelsa State Post Primary Schools Board, High Chief Millionaire Asangba has reiterated Governor Douye Diri’s commitment to improving the education sector.

High Chief Asangba stated this during the celebration of this year’s World Teachers Day, by the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, (ASUSS) Bayelsa State Chapter with the theme “Transformation of Education begins with Teachers “.

He said the board has sent a proposal to Governor Diri, to approve a special allowance for teachers working in schools located in rural communities, as part of government’s effort to discourage rural and urban migration of teachers.

According to the board chairman, the state government has developed many policies and programs that would transform the educational sector for good and improve welfare of teachers who are working tirelessly to educate, groom and grow the Bayelsa child.

Speaking further, he however warned teachers who are in the habit of not going to the classroom to teach but receive salaries monthly to desist forthwith as government would no longer tolerate such acts.

Also, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Dr Christopher Ewhrudjakpo, reiterated the fact that the teaching profession has not been given their pride of place across Nigeria, but that in Bayelsa State teachers have started enjoying improved welfare.

The event climaxed with presentation of award to Governor Douye Diri, his Deputy Senator Lawrence Ewrudjakpo, Head of Service, Mrs. Biobelemoye Charles-Onyema, Commissioner for Education, Dr Gentle Emelah, Chairman Post Primary Schools Board, High Chief Millionaire Asangba, amongst others.