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Accept transfer or resign, Abaji boss tells teachers

The chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, has said that any primary school teacher that refused to accept transfer to another school should…

The chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, has said that any primary school teacher that refused to accept transfer to another school should resign.

Ajiya, represented by the head of department for Education of the council, Hajiya Hadiza Abdullahi Umar, stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Acting  Secretary of Local Education Authority (LEA) of the council, Ada Abakpa. 

The meeting, which had primary school teachers, headmasters, executives of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and representatives of the Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, held at Naharati Primary School on Tuesday.

He said when teachers stayed long at posting they lose interest to acquire new knowledge and sometimes developed lukewarm attitude to work.

The chairman also said it was worrisome that some primary school teachers have stayed in some schoor between 10 and 15 years, yet they would not accept to be transferred to other schools.

He also expressed displeasure that some teachers were absconding from their places of work, saying the LEA would henceforth effect deduction from salaries of teachers that absconded from their places of work.

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