The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB) has disclosed its plans to embark on massive teachers screening to curb quackery and eradicate ghost workers in the state.
Executive Secretary of the Board, Yakubu Ahmed Ubangari, disclosed this on Thursday in Lafia, when he played host to the State House of Assembly Committee on Education.
He said the state government was currently frowning at the ever static wage bill of teachers in the state, despite cases of death and retirement among teachers.
Ubangari stated that the screening would also help the board discover ghost workers in the system.
The executive secretary also disclosed that the board was set to commence the completion, rehabilitation and construction of primary school structures across the state.
He added the structure which includes building of classrooms, boreholes and a host of other facilities would amount to over N4 billion.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman House Committee on Education, Hon. Daniel Ogazi applauded the board for liasing with Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura to secure counterpart funding that would aid projects in the state primary schools.
He raised alarm over the nonchalant attitude of teachers in the state primary schools towards work which directly affects the pupils/students.
He also urged the board to take up the responsibility of paying teachers’ salaries from the local government areas saying it was their constitutional rights.
Ogazi explained that by virtue of the constitution, the local government were expected to remit 20 per cent of their monthly allocation to the board while the state government remits 40 per cent for payment of teachers’ salaries.