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Cross River College Of Health Technology Embarks On Strike

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Workers at the Cross River College of Health Technology have kicked off a warning strike, protesting against the state government’s suspension of the academic salary structure of the consolidated polytechnic and colleges of education.

Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Bright Ewona says the suspension of the salary structure in November last year was “unwarranted.”

Ewona further says the workers’ salary structures were approved by the national salaries, income and wages commission ten years ago and was implemented the following year for all polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of health technology in Nigeria.

ASUP says the sudden withdrawal of these structures from the college last year after the re-accreditation of the college was unfortunate and disappointing.

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Kaduna Govt Sacks 65 Primary School Teachers

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The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has on Friday confirmed the sack of 65 primary school teachers after investigation revealed they were recruited illegally in Sanga Local Government Area of the state.

According to an official who served as the secretary of the investigation committee confirmed the development to Newsmen in Kaduna.

Earlier, the council Chairman, Charles Danladi, had on Wednesday announced the sack of the teachers to journalists in Gwantu, the Council headquarters.

Danladi alleged that the anomaly was detected through the over-bloated wage bill of the teachers, which kept increasing every month without new employment.

Their appointments have been terminated.

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FEC Approves New Bill To Increase Teachers Retirement Age

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The Federal Executive Council has approved the harmonised retirement age for teachers bill, 2021 which adjusts the teachers retirement age from 60 to 65.

The bill, which is on its way to the national assembly, also seeks to change the years of service for teachers from 35 to 40.

Other highlights of the bill include the introduction of bursary awards, special rural posting allowances, and other measures to attract the best brains to the profession.

Adamu says the bill seeks to enhance the teaching profession in the country.

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Imo, Kaduna Postpone Schools Resumption

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Despite the federal government’s directive on school reopening, Imo State government has postponed by one week, resumption of schools in the state because of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

State commissioner for education, Prof. Bernard Ikegwuoha, says the postponement became necessary to curb a further spread of the rising cases in some urban areas of Owerri west and north.

Ikegwuoha says the government has a team of personnel that would ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocol when schools reopen in the state.

Elsewhere, in Kaduna State, the government has closed public and private schools till further notice.

Permanent secretary, ministry of education, Phoebe Yayi disclosed in a statement on Monday, that only Kaduna polytechnic and the national open university were exempted because of their examination timetable.

Yayi said no definite date has been set for schools to reopen.

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