Jos - The Universal Basic
Education Board in Plateau on Thursday said it had promoted 11,595
teachers in the state.
Dr Lyop Mang, the Executive Chairman of the board, expressed in Jos that the beneficiaries were last promoted
seven years ago.
The chairman said the promotion was delayed due to
unavailable biometric data of the teachers.
She also said that some of the promotions were delayed
due to lack of prerequisite qualification by the teachers.
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Mang said only teachers from 15 of the 17 Local
Government Areas of the state benefited in the exercise, adding that teachers
from Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas were excluded following delay in
the compilation of their data.
The chairman said pending cases were being addressed by the
board, stressing that the exercise would motivate the affected teachers
to be more committed to their duties.
"I enjoin the teachers to see this promotion as a
charge to perform their duties diligently,'' she said.
The chairman said the state government had constructed 10
classrooms at the Girl-Child Junior Secondary School, Gurum, Bassa Local
Government Area, to enhance girl-child education in the state.