PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSE TO MARK TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATION

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Nigerian Teachers Tuesday marked the International Teachers Day, as the gates to premises of public schools were closed.
Teachers, Students and learners observed Tuesday as a public holiday and remained at home.
It was gathered that Executives of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT and those of ANCOPPS proceeded to Asaba, Delta State Capital, to celebrate Teachers Day.
At Ugborikoko Secondary School, Eyabugbe Primary School in Uvwie and Ojojo Primary School and Cavaginia Primary School both in Warri South, the gates of the schools were shut with only security guards on duty.
Some youths were seen at Eyabugbe Primary School Premises playing football.
Speaking to DRTV News, some teachers said they marked the Teachers Day with mixed feelings.
The Primary and Secondary School teachers expressed worry over delayed payment of promotion arrears, payment of minimum wage to primary school teachers and inadequate funding of public school
Meanwhile, the Secretary, Local Education Authority in Warri South, Mr Wilson Eyimofe, says the day is worth celebrating even as appealed that primary school teacher’s welfare should be improved.
The Warri South Local Government Education Secretary stated that the minimum wage should be paid to Primary school teachers, to encourage them to put in their best.