DTSG Now Pay Teachers In Rural Area Special Incentives.
Teachers serving in the rural areas of Delta State now enjoy special incentives The state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who disclosed this when the President of NLC, Comrade Abdul Waheed Umar led the National Executive of Nigerian Union of Teachers to pay him a courtesy call in Asaba, adding that the incentive was designed to encourage teachers to lay solid foundation of academic excellence in the rural areas.
Dr. Uduaghan said teachers were critical to human capital development and that measures would continue to be put in place to encourage them to improve the standard of education in the rural areas to what obtains in urban centers. He said without the contribution of the teachers to the socialization of the children there will be a yawning gap in the development of the nation.
Ascertaining that he was passionately interested in the affairs of teachers, Dr. Uduaghan urged them to put in their best and assist in accelerating economic growth in the state. His words “ Human capital development rest squarely on the shoulders of teachers. Without teachers laying foundation for our children, there is nothing we can achieve.”
He spoke about his early life education and how he attended a rural primary school, explaining that the foundation laid for him in those years prepared him to boldly face challenges in the education sector.
The governor used the occasion to commend labour leaders in the country for their ingenuity in conflict resolution. Dr. Uduaghan said that labour leaders were great managers of crisis even as he explained that such gift has reduced industrial relations problems in the country.
He congratulated the NUT for its successful delegates conference just as he said the successfully conducted conference was an indication of how disciplined the union was.
In his remarks, the NUT President who is also the President of NLC, said Delta State was chosen for the conference because the state was peaceful and teacher friendly.
Comrade Umar commended the governor for promoting the welfare of teachers and for creating mutual relationship and goodwill between the state government and teachers. He said there was so far no negative report against the state adding that it has all been positive reports.
The NLC President said the conference was unique for him as it was not only that he was elected National Chairman of NUT in Asaba but was also handing over to a successor in Asaba.