Abdulfatai Abdulsalami, Sokoto
Principals of secondary schools in Sokoto state will soon begin to enjoy an enhanced salary wrap reflecting the reality of their service delivery and Herculean task that they bear while discharging their duties.
Equally, in no distant future after this pledge has been redeemed, primary school teachers too will start harvesting amplified emoluments.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state made the pledges while inaugurating a committee to advise the state government on remuneration of principals of public secondary schools.
Governor Tambuwal charged the 11-man committee headed by a former Head of Service in the state, Buhari Bello Kware, with the task of coming up with modalities for the implementation of these incentives.
According to him, the enhanced pay package of principals to an appreciable standard should be “commensurate with their responsibilities.”
“We are beginning with the remunerations of principals of secondary schools as a first phase because we have a baseline data on them. A similar gesture will be extended to our primary schools because they are the critical foundation for all subsequent educational pursuits. We are considering the consolidation of the salaries of principals, who have reached the appropriate level,” added the Governor.
Assuring the committee of government support, Tambuwal said: “I have no doubt that the Chairman and members of the Committee are quite aware of the enormity of the responsibilities we have placed on your shoulders. Your appointment is in recognition of your experiences, dedication and selfless service to Sokoto State and to the nation as a whole.