The Edo South caucus of the Nigeria Union of Teachers has thrown its weight behind the demands of the state wing of the union which called for the payment of Edo Best Stipends of 2018 and 2019 to teachers, both serving and retired, who participated in the training programme despite the budgetary provision made by the state government.
In a statement by the Edo South Caucus Chairman, Comrade Osawaru Sunday and his Secretary, Comrade Obaruuyi Stanley, the caucus inb line with the communiqué released at the end of an enlarged state SWEC meeting also condemned the non-payment of primary schools teachers in Oredo and Uhunmwonde Local Government Areas of their 2013 and 2015 promotion arrears by the Edo SUBEB and asked that the payment are urgently made.
The statement says Primary head teachers and their teachers are still responsible for provision of instructional materials in the schools despite the Sixty Million Naira approved by the state governor as announced by the Chairman of Edo SUBEB.
The teachers resolved that all public primary schools substantive heads or acting heads and teachers should disregard any form of threat either from SUBEB leadership or its agents of the board as such threats and intimidation will continuously be resisted by the union.
It also called on SUBEB to without delay, release the Sixty Million Naira subvention for third term to schools as approved by the state government as any form of test being contemplated by SUBEB for recruitment of school heads is unacceptable.
It called on Edo State Government to recruit teaching personnel into public primary and secondary schools for effective teaching and learning delivery.
The statement asked NUT members of the state to be prepared for further actions that may be deemed necessary and advised school heads and acting schools heads to continue to carry out their lawful assignments and not to handover to any illegal persons directed by SUBEB.
The Chairman of Edo SUBEB, Doctor Joan Oviawe is yet to respond to the news crew request for an interview on the issues raised by the NUT in this report.