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3,000 teachers, others get 48 months promotion arrears in Kwara


AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

• NCAM boss makes case for agric mechanisation
• ITF to train seven million in 10 years

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has approved the implementation of promotion arrears for over 3,000 teachers and staff of the State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB).

The governor said the development would effectively end years of career stagnation that allegedly brought the workers’ morale to a record low.

Chairman of KWSUBEB, Prof. Shehu Adaramaja, disclosed this at the commissioning of operational vehicles, motorcycles, electronic gadgets and instructional materials for basic schools, which triggered applause from teachers and other workers of SUBEB.


Adaramaja said: “Conduct of years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 promotion examination and oral interview has been expressly approved by His Excellency to hold between August 2 and 5, 2021.”

AbdulRazaq, who was represented by Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, said the administration, unlocked the goldmine of opportunities to revitalise basic education in the state with the renewed relationship with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), after seven years of official blacklist of Kwara.

IN another development, the Executive Director of National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM), Ilorin, Dr. Yomi Kasali, said that the future of Nigerian agricultural revolution should be anchored on effective mechanisation system.

Kasali told participants, who converged on NCAM from across the country on a fabrication training, yesterday, that the world had since jettisoned the drudgery style of agriculture, noting that Nigeria connot not afford to be an odd nation in the comity of nations.

The NCAM boss, who was represented by the Director, Processing and Storage Engineering, Dr. Yinka Ademiluyi, said: “We must sustain this type of vision of the Federal Government that deemed it fit sponsoring these young men on fabrication training. We learnt that the training would equally lead to their self-employment.”

ALSO, the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) will train over seven million Nigerians in agriculture, construction and facility maintenance, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), manufacturing and service sectors between 2021 and 2031, all things being equal.

The Director-General, Joseph Ari (KSM), stated this yesterday during the 2020 end-of-year performance review meeting at ITF headquarters in Jos, Plateau State.

He noted that although ITF might have performed creditably in the face of daunting challenges, it must not gloss over its slack in many key activities for some time now.

According to him, if the proposal currently receiving the attention of the authorities is assented to, the ITF will train over seven million Nigerians between 2021 and 2031.


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