Nigerian Labour Congress has kicked against Kwara State Government’s sacking of 2,414 teachers employed by the immediate past administration in the state.NLC Chairman in the state, Issa Ore, in a statement, said the decision by the government was too mean on the people and their family members.
He also added that the situation would have negative effects on the educational system of the state as vacuum would be created in the classrooms.The NLC boss said, “We wish to stress further that a decision that government will have to re-engage new hands with shallow field experience, may have a big setback on the students.
“We are pleading with His Excellency and the Government of Kwara to please rescind the decision on this issue, so that these teachers can be re-absorbed to continue with their jobs.”
The union, which commended the government for immediate payment of seven months’ salary arrears to 594 of the sacked teachers, said upturning the decision would save the state from massive unemployment.
Recall that Kwara State Government, last week, announced the retrenchment of the teachers under the service of the State Universal Basic Education Board,tagged ‘sunset workers’, for allegedly being unqualified.