Coronavirus Made Life Difficult For Private School Teachers
Teachers in private schools have continued to recount how coronavirus has made life more difficult for them, pointing out their means of livelihood have been cut off by the pandemic.
In an interview with Mrs. Blessing Ugulu, a teacher at the Intelligent Chidera International School Mpape in Abuja the Nigerian capital city, Ugulu said the coronavirus has affected private teachers in more adverse ways.
Speaking to Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA – Foundation), Ugulu said the coronavirus has brought lots of hardship to private teachers, but promised they will survive it while life will at the end return to normal.
She pointed out that although nobody is spared from consequences of the pandemic, but said private school teachers are the worse hit because their salaries were stopped since the lockdown began.
Ugulu told MAWA, the last she collected salary was five months ago which is the month of March.
“As soon as the schools were shut down as a result of coronavirus, teachers in private schools stopped receiving salaries,” Ugulu said.
She, however, said since then life has become more difficult as teachers have been faced with a severe predicament as a result of economic hardship the coronavirus has thrown them into.
She also pointed out that the pandemic has affected school children, pointing out that children are now roaming about the street when they are supposed to be in school.
Ugulu is not the only one, across Abuja, private schools teachers are recounting how they have been suffering since the lockdown began.
At All Saints School, Dutse Alhaji Abuja, private school teachers are lamenting how they have been suffering since the lockdown. They complain they have not been paid salaries since the lockdown began, making them face more predicaments.
The private teachers have since appealed to the Federal government to introduce an intervention that will assist teachers across the country.
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