Tenebe canvasses high pay for teachers



In order to propel national development, Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Vincent Tenebe says teachers’ remuneration must be higher than that of other professionals in the country.

Tenebe, while declaring open the 30th Annual Congress of the Nigerian Academy of Education, which held at the National Teachers Institute (NTI) Kaduna recently, explained that the call for higher pay for teachers has become imperative because they remain the foundation of development the world over.

At the event, which theme was “Transforming Education in Nigeria to Global Levels of Relevance and Competitiveness”, Tenebe urged the Federal Government to urgently address the welfare of Nigerian teachers for higher productivity.

The NOUN vice chancellor also urged the government and parents to encourage best graduating students to join the teaching profession for the overall development of the nation.

Tenebe said, “We know that education is the foundation of everything. But when we are talking about education, we should not forget the teachers. We should not pay just lips service, this country should place education as its top most priority. The government should take teachers seriously because teachers are the foundation.

“Best graduating graduates should join the teaching profession and teachers should receive the highest pay and be respected. If teachers’ pay is enhanced, our children will enroll for the teaching profession.

On the controversies surrounding the admission of NOUN’s law students into the Nigerian Law School, Tenebe who stated that the open university was also established by an act of parliament like other institutions wondered the discriminatory treatment.

“Nobody will stop our graduates. Once we meet the obligations of the Council of Legal Education, our law graduates will start going to law schools. And now we are ready for legal council’s accreditation,” he said. fessionals.”

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