The Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board may penalise 63 of its staff who reapplied to be posted to schools despite warning by Chairman, Teachers Service Commission, Mr Vongjen Timku Lar, who made it categorically clear that those that are holders of permanent employment need not to apply.
The staff are working in local government schools but want to transfer their services to the state.
Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Prof Matthew Sule disclosed that about 63 names of permanent teachers identified as local government staff of the SUBEB but seeking for fresh employment at state government secondary schools cannot be transferred in that manner except they are ready to begin again with level 8 .
Prof Sule stated this in an exclusive interview with our correspondent in his office at Dutse Uku, Nasarawa Gwom ,Jos .
According to him, in spite of the warning some of SUBEB staff went and applied but they were identified so their applications could not be processed.
The teachers service commission has asked them not to present themselves for screening exercise.
“You would recall the Teachers Service Commission had threatened to sack those staff who are working as permanent staff of in Local Government seeking to transfer their services to the state government without due process of civil service rule”
He explained that the position of civil service law is there clearly so those staff can’t transfer because most of them are senior officers they think for their transfer of service in that manner it won’t work but they are liberty to take fresh appointment as level 8 officer .
Sule maintained they SUBEB is working toward harmonizing salary differences with the minimum wage which is what is attracting them to seek employment with state government .
He stresses that unknown to them arrangement is underway to harmonize their salaries so they cannot get transfer of service under the same government .
Sule disclosed that those staff eligible to apply for the job are still adhoc staff who are not in our employment list so TSC can take the punishment either to expel them or allow them.has bought science equipments to be distributed to schools to promote the education policy of the government.
He said the Board has bought science equipments to be distribute to schools as primary teaching aides to consolidate on Governor Simon Bako Lalong campaign promises to electorate.