By Yunusa Abdullahi
Teachers in Adamawa State would now serve for the period of Forty Years in Teaching Profession.
Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla stated this during an interactive meeting with members of All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) in the State Attorney the Banquet Hall of the Government House Yola recently.
Governor Jibrilla said that in view of the importance attached to Education, his administration has declared state of emergency on the sector.
"Apart from providing basic physical infrastructure in the state, our government decided to give Education a top priority, because the sector remain the bedrock of any socital development." He said
On the welfare of Teachers the Governor assured his government would pay attention on their welfare by providing them with Car Loans and other conditions of service by ensuring that Teachers are being graded up to GradeLevel Seventeen
While in service. "It is mandatory on me now to write to the State House of Assembly to legislate on the Forty Years of service to Teaching Profession in the State because of the problems that we made on ground the Education system was in total decayed
He also explained that Government will revive Teacher's Colleges in the state, pointing out that Fifty percent of the Government expenditure would be expended on Education if given mandate for the second term.
The Governor also promised to Sponsors ANCOPSS Conference scheduled to hold in Kenya come September this yea and solicited for the support and cooperation of all Teachers in order to move Adamawa State forward.
Earlier in his remarks the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Education Mr Julius Kadala said that the main purpose of the interactive meeting with the key stakeholders in the sector is to rubbed minds and develop strategies that will take the sector to the next level.
The Commissioner appreciated the efforts of the present administration under Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla for giving Education sector the desired attention.
In their separate messages, the State Chairmen of NLC Comrade Dauda Maina, NUT Comrade Rodney Nathan and State President of ANCOPSS Ahmad Adoura have commended Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla for providing an enabling environment for both teachers and students in all the schools in the state and promised their total loyalty and support to the government and assured that Teachers vintage Adamawa State would continue to support the Government at all times.