Gov. Solomon Lalong Reinstates 2,000 dismissed teachers

The governor of Plateau State, Solomon Lalong has approved that the more than 2,000 teachers disengaged from the service of the state in 2013 be recalled. The Chairman of Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board, (SUBEB), disclosed this at a news conference in Jos on Monday.

According to him, the teachers were disengaged for allegedly presenting unclassified certificates, and for their failure to meet the minimum requirements stipulated by the government for teachers in the state. The SUBEB boss motioned that the governor, in his efforts to make bettee the educational sector in the state, recommended their recall to address the shortfall of teachers in its public primary schools. Sule highlighted those dismissed to include 519 teachers, 553 religious instructors and 945 whose appointments were terminated. “Five hundred and nineteen teachers dismissed for bringing forward unclassified certificates during the last biometric capturing, were also pardoned.

Those who have now obtained the basic 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. The SUBEB boss said that the board would also recall the 945 teachers, whose appointments were terminated for their inability to obtain NCE after the period of grace, but had now done so.

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