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Gov El Rufai Increases Teacher’s Salary by 32.5%

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The Kaduna State Government on Thursday said it has increased the salary of public school teachers by 32.5 per cent.

The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani, said at a news conference in Kaduna, that 27.5 per cent would be added to all the teachers while five per cent was an incentive for teachers posted rural areas.

According to him, headteachers would be entitled to 3-Bedroom accommodation while other teachers would have 2-bedrooms flats in addition to motorcycles to ease their transportation challenges to schools.

According to him, the measure becomes necessary to retain qualified and professional teachers posted to rural areas. “Currently, we have more teachers in urban areas than we have in rural areas because the salary package is the same and so whenever teachers are posted to rural schools they redeploy to urban centres,” he said.

Sani said that the State Universal Basic Education Board would post the first batch of 10,000 newly recruited teachers to primary schools within the next two weeks.

He assured of the state government resolved to ensure quality and standard in teaching and learning in schools across the state.  

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