Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education

Enhanced salary structure for Nigerian teachers effective January 2022: Minister

*President Muhammadu Buhari has taken the lead by approving a far-reaching and revitalising programme for the teaching profession, and there are many soft incentives in this, says Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As the Federal Government concludes work on the approval, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, has disclosed the Nigerian teachers will begin to enjoy the new salary structure from January 2022.

The Minister stated this at a symposium organised by the Federal Ministry of Education Thursday, September 30, 2021, in Abuja, FCT.

ConsumerConnect gathered the symposium was part of activities to mark the forthcoming 2021 World Teachers’ Day with the theme, ‘Teachers at the heart of education recovery’.

Represented at the forum by Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Nwajiuba noted that work was being concluded on the enhanced salary structure in the country.

Work is also being concluded on other incentives promised by the President during the 2020 World Teachers’ Day, the Minister stated.

According to him, the other incentives for the Nigerian teachers range from allowances, housing, training to elongation of service year from 35 to 40.

The Minister said: “The President has approved the enhanced salary structure and we will finish it very soon. The President specifically approved that it should take effect from 2022.

“We are doing all to finish it to ensure that by January 2022, teachers should get the remuneration they deserve.

“We are fast tracking the process of implementation to see that by the end of year, we will be able to tell Mr. President that all the incentives he has approved are ready for implementation.”

Nwajiuba further noted: “The President has taken the lead by approving a far-reaching and revitalising programme for the teaching profession in this country and there are many soft incentives in that.

“All that is required is for other actors down the line like state governors, the National Assembly and others to key into this initiative and ensure that the implementation is seamless.”

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