The Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji, has called on actors of the Secondary Education sector as well as his collaborators, to ensure that ‘detractors’ seeking to instigate teachers to observe another strike action, be brought to book.
Atanga Nji made it clear that government had reached a compromise with legitimate teachers’ trade unions, following their protest which started on February 21, and lasted several weeks.
“It must be noted that the measures prescribed by the Head of State are perceptible for many teachers through the salaries of the month of March and April 2022. This demonstrates government’s willingness to progressively address the issues raised in this critical sector” the Minister remarked.
“We can also mention among other things, the considerable reduction in processing times for integration files and the advancement of teachers. This is an innovation that deserves to be commended.”
Atanga Nji felt disappointed to observe that despite government’s efforts to meet the demands of teachers, “some malicious people who claim to be part of the OTS and OTA movements which are devoid of any legitimacy, have gone on social networks with ‘leaflets’ asking teachers to observe strike orders” he said.
Minister Atanga Nji further instructed the governors to arrest persons behind such actions, and to establish contact with the legal teachers’ unions.
He also said teachers absent from their posts of work without any valid reason, should be sanctioned accordingly.
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