Academics pay peanuts, retire in poverty – CONUA

The nationwide president of the Congress of College Teachers of Nigeria, Dr. Niyi Sumonu, has mentioned that poor pay for lecturers is the explanation why many teachers retire into penury.

Subsequently, he urged President Bola Tinubu to urgently improve the wage of public college professors to cushion the impact of the difficulties imposed by the elimination of the gasoline subsidy.

He mentioned this may even be “a approach to reward teachers for serving to to construct the nation by way of educating, analysis and numerous neighborhood companies.”

Talking on the Federal College, Oye-Ekiti, on Friday throughout a symposium titled ‘Lifetime of an Tutorial’ and the founding of the CONUA secretariat on the establishment, Sumonu said: “Since 2009, the federal government has not thought-about rising the take-home pay of Nigerian public college teachers regardless of creeping inflation and financial hardship. The ugly improvement has been accountable for lecturers retiring to a lifetime of hardship.

“In order we retire, we’re asking the federal government to provide us the chance to have the ability to take a minimal of 25 p.c out of the mortgage or the housing fund of our contributory pension in order that our folks can plan lengthy earlier than they retire. We wish the federal government to do one thing about it shortly.”

Sumonu praised the FUOYE department for prioritizing the undertaking.

A professor of Meals Science and Know-how, Professor Mojisola Oyarekua, who delivered the keynote tackle, suggested college students to change into teachers, saying there may be satisfaction within the career.

The don praised FUOYE Vice Chancellor Professor Abayomi Fasina for his achievements, saying, “As an administrative individual, I can recognize the great deeds the VC is doing. His achievements have made many kids need FUOYE as their college.”

Dignitaries current included Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Tajudeen Opoola, who represented the VC; and the Nationwide Secretary of CONUA, Dr. Henry Oripeloye.

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