Governor Hope Uzodimma has told primary school teachers in Imo State that he shares in the challenges they face in the course of discharging their duties, and assured them that together they will get the problems out of the way.
The governor spoke at a meeting he had with heads of primary schools, their teachers and staff of the State Primary Education Board in Imo State, at the Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Square in Owerri, to find a lasting solution to the problems plaguing the sector.
The meeting was also an opportunity for the teachers and staff of IMSUBEB in the state to carry out their data and physical verification to enable the government implement reliable payment of salary, increment in salary, promotion and general welfare structure for the primary school teachers.
While addressing the teachers, Governor Uzodimma acknowledged that they needed to be properly paid and on time too, as well as being motivated by the government, but regretted that the pupils at the receiving end of the teachers’ services were not getting quality education because of the attitude of their teachers.
Governor Uzodimma, therefore, promised to ensure that the teachers were properly motivated with the provision of teaching materials and promoted as at when due, stating that other incentives would soon be given to them after the mainstreaming of data from the verification exercise.
He urged all the teachers to submit themselves for the verification and assist the government to get rid of ghost teachers collecting salaries they do not deserve.