The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS, Kaduna State chapter has appealed to Governor Uba Sani to put more effort in tackling the menace of banditry and kidnapping.
The Chairman of ASUSS, Comrade Ishaya Dauda, who stated this during the 2023 World Teachers’ Day celebration held at Kabir Gymnasium in Kaduna on Thursday, noted that many of their members and students have been kidnapped with so many death recorded, adding that effort needed to be taken by the government to control this menace to prevent the closure of more schools in rural areas across the State.
The chairman further begged the Governor to approve the 65/40 years retirement age for teachers in the State, adding that since the introduction of the retirement age for tutors two years ago, the Kaduna State government was yet to implement it.
”We want to appeal to our amiable Governor, His Excellency Comrade Uba Sani to please approve the 65/40 years harmonized retirement age for tutors in Kaduna,” he said.
According to him, being the headquarters of the North, all Northern states should copy from the state.
He disclosed that many states, such as Kano, Kogi, Adamawa, and Taraba, have approved the new retirement age for their teachers.