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We want Kwara govt to take over all affairs, pay full salary – Acting Provost, COED

The Acting Provost, College of Education, Ilorin, Dr Jimoh Ayinla, has called on Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to take full responsibility of teachers’ salary in all Colleges of Education in the state.

Ayinla made the appeal on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen.

He said that the teachers want the present administration to take over all the affairs of the colleges in the state, including paying of full salary.

He explained that the action would enable the state government to take charge of the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), promotion of staff, allocation of fund for school maintenance, among others, in the institutions.

The acting provost explained that the experience teachers had in the last administration was tough, recalling that they were owed seven months salary.

“They asked us to pay salary with whatever we realised from IGR, in which we pay 10 per cent salary sometimes, other times we pay 30 per cent and occasionally had to pay five per cent.”

He however complimented AbdulRazaq for paying all the seven months salary arrears owed by the previous administration just six months after assuming office.

“The Governor asked us to continue to use the IGR to compliment the salary he is giving all members of staff, as well as maintain the school with the money generated.

“Governor AbdulRazaq also increased the minimum wage from 70 per cent to 75 per cent and allowed all tertiary institutions in the state to negotiate at the council, for their Peculiar Earn Academic Allowances.

“These are the reasons why we want the present government to take over all the affairs of the institutions, pay full salary instead of subventions and be in charge.

“We sincerely thank the governor for doing his best and we promise to reciprocate, but we want him to do more in terms of salary, promotion and retirement benefits,” he said. (NAN)

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