Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Rivers State, Collins Echikpu, says the welfare of teachers in the state is nothing to write home about.
Echikpu made this known in a chat with journalists in Port Harcourt at the weekend.
According to him, the government is not carrying teachers along, as there are no promotions for years now. He noted that the last promotion was done in 2010.
He also said since 2013 teachers have not been employed, as many have retired without replacement.
“…the government is not carrying the teachers along. I will not deny the fact that the government is not owing teachers’ salaries, they built some schools, but concerning the welfare of teachers, it is nothing to write home about. There are no promotions for teachers. The last promotions were done in 2010 and up till now no implementations. From that time till now, no promotion, no increment via payment, so the teachers do not know where they belong,” he said.
‘Also many years, there has been no employment of new teachers. Employments were last done in 2013. From 2013 till date, many teachers have retired without replacement,” he added.