A lawyer, Jimoh Abdulrasaq, has called on the federal government in Nigeria to place teachers in public schools on a special salary structure to improve the quality of their service.
Abdulrasaq said in Ilorin that the rot in the educational system was due to the neglect of teachers.
“Our public schools have been turned into markets of sorts where buying and selling take place unchecked leaving the pupils unattended to.
“How do you expect a teacher that has not been paid for months to have time for his students, even when the peanuts he is paid is often denied him.
“It will be wrong to expect any public school teacher to concentrate and be dedicated when there is nothing to show for it at the end of the month,’’ he said.