Back to school: Teachers in Bafut protest Non recruitment into Public service


Bafut teachers and Mayor in front of the Governor's office


Some 100 holders of the teachers grade one certificate who have been teaching in Bafut have expressed worries about their non integration into the public service

Speaking Wednesday September 2nd to the Mayor of Bafut, the teachers decried the way the recruitment has been ongoing since 2012

Shu Lawrence, President of Bafut council teachers Association hinted that their names were preselected in 2012 and by 2014, non of them was recruited

"In 2012, 62 of us were shortlisted and by 2014, non was recruited. Some six teachers were sent to Bafut who originally do not hail from here" he explained

"We were told we will be recruited to teach in the same schools we were teaching in, but unfortunately different people are recruited who teach for less than three months and disappear"  

 Ngwakongoh Lawrence, Mayor of Bafut assured them that the council will take their plight to the appropriate quarters for measures to be taken

"The council has embarked on a massive campaign to have schools reopened in Bafut. If these teachers are not there, it will greatly hamper the exercise" the Mayor told The Observer

The teachers together with the inspector of Basic Education noted that they will be an eminent recruitment any time soon and the teachers are growing old, working without a salary for years

Shu Lawrence further told the council that non of them will return to the classroom under the very circumstances of teaching without a take home package

"The assurance should be that we are getting a contract from the state. We are ready to serve the state and the children of this subdivision even in the remotest parts but our welfare should be taken into consideration"

The Mayor has tabled the plight of the teachers at the Governor's office for action to be taken

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Ndi Tsembom Elvis

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