We are not owing teachers, says Plateau SUBEB

The Plateau Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) says it has paid all overdue primary school teachers’ salaries in the state.

Mr Richard Jonah, the board’s Head of Public Relations, announced this in a statement issued on Saturday in Jos.

Jonah explained that the action was part of Gov. Caleb Mutfwang’s administration’s commitment to promote the well-being of all state personnel.

“I am proud to report that as of today, no local government in the state is owing any outstanding salaries of our dedicated teachers.

“This milestone is the result of our unwavering commitment to prioritising the welfare of our hardworking educators, who play crucial roles in shaping the future of our children.

”This is not only a reflection of government’s dedication to ensuring prompt and timely compensation for our teachers, but a demonstration of government’s resolve to uphold the integrity of our educational system.

“Therefore, I call upon all teachers in the state to rededicate themselves to their noble profession and to work diligently towards ensuring that our learners in public primary schools are able to make up for the lost time caused by the recent strike,” he said.

Jonah also emphasised the government’s commitment to providing excellent education in the state by satisfying the requirements of its teachers.

He did, however, warn that any teacher found wanting in any manner, particularly those deemed to be undermining the goals of the current administration in the state, will face consequences.