The House of Representatives Committee on University Education has called for salary increments for teachers at the primary, secondary, and university levels. Abubakar Fulata, the committee’s Chairman, delivered this proposal on a Thursday.
He recommended monthly salaries of N250,000, N500,000, and N1 million for primary, secondary, and university teachers, respectively. Fulata made these remarks during a One-Day National Stakeholders’ Workshop on the Development of a Roadmap for the Nigerian Education Sector (2023-2027) in Abuja.
Fulata emphasized the significance of providing fair compensation to Nigerian teachers and stressed the need to translate all subject textbooks into local languages to align with global standards.
He expressed concern that previous government efforts to address education sector challenges had yielded limited progress, citing the practice of teaching subjects in English rather than local languages as a hurdle to educational advancement.
Fulata argued that no primary school teacher should earn less than N250,000 per month, no secondary school teacher should earn less than N500,000, and no university teacher should earn less than N1 million monthly.
He called for a national commitment to allocate at least 25% to 30% of the national budget to education, declaring it high time to provide teachers with appropriate compensation to ensure quality education for our children.
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