——Anambra increases rural teachers salary by 20 per cent

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ONITSHA – Government has announced an incentive of 20 per cent increase in basic salary of posted in rural communities of state.

The Commissioner for Information, Chief Tony Onyima, announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Onitsha.

He said the new the of education in rural areas, adding that government also approved a N3,000 monthly allowance for of English Language, Mathematics and basic sciences.

Onyima said the being supported by the World Bank Education programme, attract more rural schools as well as make them comfortable.

“It will also help to stop the age-long drift by teachers to urban and semi-urban areas.

“The government had clearly defined rural areas that fall within this category since most parts of the state have developed to appreciable level with the best network of rural in the country,’’ he said.

Onyima said that the new would effect from July.

He said that a had toured all and private schools in the state to ascertain the level of implementation of the programme, as well as conduct a needs assessment of each school.

The state had recently recruited over 3,000 teachers for English Language, Mathematics and basic sciences. (NAN)