The leadership of the Taraba State Universal Basic Education Board (TSUBEB) has disassociated itself from the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) an umbrella body that pilots the affairs of Primary School Teachers across the Country.
The Executive Chairman, TSUBEB in Taraba State, Dr. Yakubu Agbaizo made the disclosure while inaugurating the new Officials of the Association of Basic Education Teachers in the State.
The Event held this Friday at the Banquet Hall of Taraba Motel, Jalingo, Agbaizo said TSUBEB has had a cordial working relationship with NUT, especially at the National level by supporting them to succeed.
He further disclosed that during its partnership with NUT, TSUBEB never at any time, failed to pay its Dues.
“To my dismay, NUT failed to reciprocate the gesture but went ahead to disrespect the Board and Teachers from Taraba”,
“We gave them every necessary support, particularly at the National level but the way they related to us as second class citizens, using unguided utterances at our Leaders and Teachers”, he said.
TSUBEB Chairman, who described Ishaku as a Governor that has much regard for Taraba Teachers pledged partnership with the new Leadership of Association of Basic Education Teachers in the State.
He charged them to participate in mobilizing the Teachers in doing the right thing, stressing that situations where Teachers will gather under a tree, buying and selling, neglecting their duty posts will not be tolerated.
In an acceptance speech, the pioneer Chairman, Association of Basic Education Teachers in Taraba State, Comrade Asoushi Bulus lauded Governor Ishaku for investing so much in the Sector of Education in the State.
Comrade Asoushi added that Governor Ishaku approved the employment of Rescue Teachers, initiated the construction and renovation of Schools in the 16 LGAs of the State and engaged in prompt payment of Teachers Salaries, among others.
While pledging to justify the confidence reposed on him and his colleagues, the Chairman opined that he will work hand in hand with the Governor’s administration to ensure peace and unity and to dialogue with Government so as to overcome the numerous challenges faced by both Primary and Secondary School Teachers in the State.