By: Valentine Adese,
With the wind of the harsh economic situation blowing everywhere in the country, the traditional mannerism and attitudes of practitioners in different professions have also change in order to survive the realities of the times.Many have even put down their trained profession and jumped into another, owing to the emergency the need for survival has caused.
However, Teachers in the profession of Teaching, who manage the development of pupils in Primary and Secondary schools, have shown indifference in their passionate profession, despite the harsh economic situation Nigeria has currently found itself.
Professionals in the Teaching profession have in the last few years in the country, demonstrated high level of patriotism in the discharge of their professional ethics and discipline, REALITY investigation can authoritatively state, when compared to the Security Operatives, Army, Doctors, Lawmakers, the President, Governors, among others, who in most cases have performed illegal and unconstitutional acts owing to inducements or proceeds of inducements in their course of duty.
In Plateau State, Teachers at the Primary School level have been suffering for the past 6 years to date, as they continue to receive half salaries in the face of the fact and emotional challenge that, all other workers in the state are been paid in full.
The Teachers, despite the poor working environment, as observed by REALITY, have continued to dedicate themselves to their work schedules, aimed at building future leaders for the country.
In Plateau State, despite the money that has been flowing in and out, as revenue and expenditure, little has been allocated for the motivation of Teachers, even with the knowledge that the future of the very state is in their hands.
Lawyers, Bankers, Politician, Doctors among other professionals in the state, would always pray for holidays and weekends to roll out in order for them to transfer the burden of child training to their Teachers, with little consideration on how to coerce governments at all levels to turn their eyes to the reality of the sufferings of TEACHERS.
REALITY investigation shows that the last moral gate in Plateau State and the country at large is the TEACHER STANDING!