Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has approved the payment of N182 million for the settlement of four months core subjects and rural allowances to qualified teachers in public primary and secondary schools in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola disclosed this at weekend.
According to him, a total number of 6,840 teachers from both primary and secondary schools would benefit from the specialized allowances.
Daramola explained that core subjects allowance is paid to public secondary school teachers of Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics while rural allowance is paid to teachers who are working in hard-to-staff remote communities.
The payment of the special allowances would cover four months, January to April, 2019.
The Commissioner stated that the sum of N89,940,024.57 was for core subjects for 2,777 teachers while the sum of N91,740,024.57 was for 3,063 teachers who are working in the rural communities.
Daramola called on the teachers to reciprocate the gesture and cooperate with Governor Fayemi’s agenda and programmes by putting in their best for the development of education in the state.
It would be recalled that the governor earlier in the year released N146 million to 6,203 teachers for the same allowances for October to December 2018.
“Adequate welfare and remuneration of teachers are part of the administration’s strategy to motivate and improve teacher output in the public school system,” Daramola said.