Over 500 newly employed teachers in Ekiti state under the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) have appealed to the governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi to finalise their employment process.
The teachers while addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital said they were employed during the last administration of ex-governor Ayodele Fayose.
The coordinator of the new teachers , Mr Bayo Omoyeni, said they were duly employed in September last year according to the teaching service rules and that they were posted to various villages across the sixteen local councils in the state due to shortage of teachers in public secondary schools in Ekiti.
He said: “We are appealing to Dr Fayemi led-administration to consider our plight because we can no longer cope with the financial situation we find ourselves. We have not been paying any kobo since we were employed since four months in the teaching service. We want government to conduct bio-metric for us so as to formerlise our employment.
“We are not politicians but professionals to the core in our chosen career. We have been to dignitaries in the state including traditional rulers and others that maters in this struggle and we want government to akin to our cries and save our souls.”
Others who spoke at the event include Mr Akande Adekunle and Mrs Oyintola Adefemi who lamented that they have been passing through a rigorous situation physically, mentally and financially in last four months in the course of performing their lawful duties.
They further said; “We are soliciting the support of all well-meaning Ekiti sons and daughters including religious leaders, monarchs and politicians to help us appeal to the present government in Ekiti State to have mercy on us by putting our names on the secondary school teachers pay roll.