Teachers’ Sacrifice Can’t Be Quantified – Ortom

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has described teachers as pillars and the future of the state’s education system.
who stated this yesterday in a message to Benue teachers on the
occasion of this year’s World Teachers Day said no wage or compensation
will be enough for the sacrifices made by those who have chosen the
teaching profession in the training and moulding of characters at
different stages of education.
The governor who spoke through his
Chief Press Secretary,  Mr Terver Akase, stated  that the strength of
every society lies in its standard of education which is driven by the
quality of its teachers.
According to the governor, the theme of
this year’s World Teachers’ Day which is ‘Valuing Teachers, Improving
their Status’ is appropriate as it has further drawn the attention of
nations to the significant role teachers play and the need to improve
their working conditions and treat them with greater respect.

Governor Ortom assured them that his administration will continue to
accord importance to teachers in the state which will manifest in
improved payment of their salaries and pensions allowances  to those who
have retired as well as ensuring that no teacher who is due for
promotion is denied the right.
He explained that the State
Government was poised to clear the backlog of salaries owed teachers as
soon as  funds are available.
He congratulated teachers  in the state as they join their counterparts in other states to celebrate the day.
Some of the teachers of both public and private schools who spoke in an
interview with LEADERSHIP including Margaret Targema Iorfa Apemfe,
Gloria Inalegwu and Onu Obeya expressed dismay over the way teachers are
being treated in connection to their wages  and appealed for a change.

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