Ever since the outbreak of the Corona Virus pandemic, lots of people have lost their respective jobs, mostly private workers due to the effect of the pandemic on the global Economy. Some organizations were forced to lay off some workers, while some were fired. In Nigeria, the private school teachers have been in their respective homes ever since schools have been closed and lockdown began, and as it is for private workers, it no work no pay in the private schools unlike government workers who still receive salaries up till date without working for sometimes now.
Imagine the pain they go through, without receiving salaries and other extra class fees they receive. Imagine how they would fare in this period where they are not allowed to work and get paid for the service they rendered.
Meanwhile, a political appointee in Delta state, Solomon Milkie has shown a kind gesture to give cash to private school teachers. He paid each identified private school teachers a sum of N5,000 as palliative to help them in this trying times. Solomon Milkie said he felt the pain of the private school teachers who have been without their regular pay for some months and decided to give them the token from his personal funds for them to be able to meet their needs. The special assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Youth and community development, disclosed this with news men as teachers in the warri north local government have been credited with the sum of N5,000 in their bank account. Owing to the fact that the Nigerian Union of Teachers have earlier kicked against reopening of schools due to the rising cases of Covid-19. The Chairman of the Lagos State chapter Adesina Adedoyin made this known when the decision of the Southwest governors to begin the West African Senior Secondary Examinations(EASSCE) in August.
Therefore, in view to the recent decisions and in relation to the number of cases on Covid-19 in the country, it is highly possible that the private school teachers will have endure till next year if possible before they can resume work. Which implies that they need to look for other means of generating income.
The Proprietor of Fountain Group of Schools, Koko, Mrs Abosede Ajagboma praised the kind gesture of Hon. Milkie, not that the act was not only commendable but a good example of emulation. Some of the teachers appreciated the aide provided by the honourable minister while the teachers also employ the Delta state government to follow suit.
Recently, some group of private school teachers have called out to the Federal government to come to their aid, as their means of survival is slim since schools have been closed, and seek the Federal government intervention.
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