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Bayelsa Teachers Meet Gov Dickson, Agree To Resume Work

Striking
teachers of government owned primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa
State, yesterday met with Governor Seriake Dickson over unpaid salaries
and allowances, and declared readiness to resume teaching following
agreement on the modalities of payment of salaries.

Governor
Seriake Dickson,  in a statement issued yesterday by the State
Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite,
expressed sadness that up till now students in public schools are still
at home and noted that they would be lagging behind compared to their
mates in other states and schools.
According
to the statement, the meeting between Dickson and the teachers was in
commemoration of the World Teachers Day in the state.
According
to the statement, “At the meeting solutions were proffered and the
governor also thanked the principals for their show of understanding and
support so far to his administration.
“The
governor pointed out that teachers are group of people in the society
that he holds in high esteem because of their role in moulding future
generations and as a result his government will never toy with them.
“Dickson
after listening to some of the complains by some principals assured
them that henceforth teachers would be paid first every month.”

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