Speaking on Monday during the union’s 6th Annual Solemn Assembly in Abuja, Comrade Audu Amba, the National President of the organization, clarified that the pay structure should have been in place since 2023.
In honor of World Teachers Day on October 5, 2020, former President Muhammadu Buhari approved a unique pay structure for educators in the nation, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
Additionally, Buhari raised the retirement age for teachers from 60 to 65 years of service and from 35 to 40 years of service.
Amba clarified that a Special Salary Scale for Teachers in Basic and Secondary Schools would be implemented, encompassing provisions for scientists, rural posting allowance, and unusual allowance.
He said that additional commitments included the construction of affordable housing for educators in remote regions and the funding of a minimum of one annual refresher course to compare best practices for enhanced instruction.
He expressed regret that the previous president’s approvals had not yet been put into effect, especially the professional salary structure for teachers, and he urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to see to it that the policies for the growth of the country’s educational sector were put into effect.
According to Amba, the purpose of the NUT’s solemn gathering was to give God sole authority over the Union’s operations. They have deemed it necessary to invite well-known pastors and imams to lead them in prayer.