BY ENYIM ENYIM
ONITSHA – Anambra State wing of Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, wants the state government to pay teachers enhanced allowance of 17.5 per cent approved by the Universal Basic Education Board as it was being paid in other South East states.
Chairman of the union, Mr Ifeanyi Ofodile, told reporters that the issue had been discussed with government in 2009 but lamented that nothing had been done, even when an agreement was reached between the government and NUT.
He appealed to Governor Peter Obi to intervene in the matter to enable their colleagues enjoy what was due them.
The union also lamented that three years after the governor had approved the payment of promotion benefits and arrears of allowances, teachers in the primary sector were yet to be paid their 2009 to 2011 benefits and arrears.
He said: ”Another issue that deserves attention is the stagnation in one salary Grade level of HND holders in the service of the education commission since 2002.
“The union suggests the engagement of seasoned staff from ASUBEB and local government area staff to help with computation and correction of errors associated with computation of salaries.”