By Musa Isa Ahmed
Mr. Buluabe Myadumiha is the Head Teacher in Gwasala primary school in Demsa Local Government of Adamawa state. He did the unusual, so the Adamawa state council of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) celebrated his selfless contribution to education development in the state during the 2017 World Teachers Day.
“When I becaeme the Head Teacher of Gwasala primary school, I realised that we have a small number of teachers that are qualified. I had to look for two unemployed qualified teachers (one male and female) employed them. I pay them 3,000 each from my pocket and also assist them in their family need,” Myadumiha said.
Gwasala is a village which is about 30km to Demsa Local Government Capital. They lack teachers because of the nature of employment.
The Adamawa State Governor Sen. Muhammedu Umar Jibrilla Bindow represented by His Deputy Mr. Martins Babale said, “we grant the two teachers automatic employment and also promote the Head of Teacher who develop productive segment of unemployment teachers.”
Babale also assured the teachers the state government has heard the appeal of the NUT to reconstruct education
sector in Adamawa State.
The Chairman (NUT) Adamawa State Mr. Rodey S. Mathew also pleaded with the government to consider recruitment of more qualified teachers as over the years. Teachers are gradually retiring, dying and changing their service without commensurate replacement. “right now there is a serious pressure on the existing teachers which is negatively affecting their productivity,” Mathew said.
“Teachers rights such as prompt payment of salaries, promotion and implementation, upgrading, yearly increment maximally the quality of education of those who attended schools in the 60’s, 70s, and 80s, will attest to that. Then teachers were properly motivated even without the types of classroom we have now perform miracles.
Hajiya Salamatu Aliyu who represented the National body of (NUT) called on the federal government to invest more in producing unqualified teachers, as well as improve teachers’ welfare.