This may not be good times for the primary school teachers in Delta State, as the Commissioner for Basic Education, Chinedu Ebie has vowed to make their life miserable as he has commenced the compulsory withdrawal of N5,000 each from primary school teachers salaries.
We had earlier reported that Chinedu Ebie had forced spoilt laptops on primary school teachers at an outrageous rate of N120, 000, but the Commissioner had then denied it.
According to the Ministry of Education, the purchase was not compulsory. That a consent form has been given to all teachers and who ever acknowledged it N5000 would be debited on a monthly basis from their salary.
But contrary to this claims, with the recent payment of salaries, the teachers who just got their February salary few days ago, have cried out over the deduction of N5000 each from the salary of all primary school teachers including those who did not even request for the laptops.
In a phone conversation with the State Chairman of the National Union of Teachers, Mr. Jemirieyigbe J. O, he pretended not to be aware of the laptop complains by the teachers.
Teachers have lamented the exorbitant charge on them, with the price not even at the market cost of less than N60,000 for a brand new laptop, yet the spoilt laptops Ebie gave to them is not worth N30,000. Reports have it that, some schools have sent pupils home because of the laptop issue between the teachers and the Ministry of Basic Education.
BORN TO LOOT: DELTA STATE COMMISSIONER FOR BASIC EDUCATION, CHINEDU EBIE COMPULSORILY DEDUCTS N5000 FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS SALARIES