The Senate yesterday fumed over the recruitment of casual teachers by federal colleges across the country. Adopting a motion on the plight of casual teachers in the education sector, the Senate mandated its Committee on Education to investigate the alleged recruitment of casual teachers. Earlier, the sponsor of the motion, Senator Andy Uba (PDP, Anambra South), raised the alarm that some teachers had been employed and teaching as casual teachers in the federal colleges across the country for over 11 years without their appointments being regularised. (haba, 11 years??!!) Senator Ahmed Lawan (ANPP, Yobe North), described the practice as disheartening. Senators Danjuma Goje (PDP, Gombe Central), Adamu Gumba (PDP, Bauchi South) and Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia South) said employing casual teachers is a breach of educational policies.
Culled from The Nigerian Daily Trust
From a personal point of view, it is obvious that our labour laws need to be reviewed in order to ensure best practice is maintained in the country. After all, everyone is allowed to have their own policies and procedures concerning recruitment but do we agree that there should be a standard? I mean 11 years!!!