Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has approved that the more than 2,000 teachers dismissed from the service of the state in 2013 be recalled.
At a news conference in Jos on Monday, Prof. Mathew Sule, the Chairman of Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board, (SUBEB), revealed this.
He said that the teachers were disengaged for supposedly presenting unclassified certificates, and for their failure to meet the minimum requirements designated by the government for teachers in the state.
The SUBEB boss said that in his efforts to advance the educational sector in the state, the governor approved their recall to focus on the shortfall of teachers in its public primary schools.
Sule listed those dismissed to include 519 teachers, 553 religious instructors and 945 whose appointments had been terminated.
“Five hundred and nineteen teachers dismissed for presenting unclassified certificates during the last bio-metric capturing, were pardoned.
“Those who have now obtained the minimum teaching qualification of NCE out of this number will be recalled and re-engaged.
“Those that were unable to get additional qualifications, but had spent 10 years in the service will be retired with full benefits,“ he said.
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The SUBEB boss had also stated that the board would recall also, 945 teachers, who also had their appointments for failure to obtain NCE after the period f pardon, but had now done it.
However, he had noted that for those who were not able to obtain the NCE, but had reached 10 years, they would be retired with full privileges.
According to Sule, the board would offer the same gesture to the 553 religious instructors, who had not been captured during the bio-metric.
Sule urged the affected teachers to return the government’s gesture through renewed commitment to service.
Mr Gunshin Yarlings, the State Chairman of the National Union of Teachers, (NUT) thanked the governor for the gesture and urged his members to diligently discharge their services
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