A pro- private school teachers agitator and social commentator , Ogunlana Alaba has called on governments at all strata to consider private school teachers and give palliatives to them as a measure to cushion harsh economic effects of Covid-19 on the said teachers .
Alaba made this call as solidarity supports for hard hit private school teachers since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic and the Solidarity speech is culled from one of his social media handles by this news paper, Africano Trumpeters.
See this full write up of the clarion call,
THE PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS MUST HAVE THEIR PALLIATIVES ……………………………….
GOVT MUST GIVE PALLIATIVES, HARDSHIP SUPPLEMENT, COVID-19 SUPPORT AND RELIEFS TO TEACHERS AT THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS……
On the increasing cases of COVID-19, Dr Owolabi was asked on this show to explain how private school teachers have been coping.
In no time, hell was let loose into this topic.
THEY ARE ALMOST REGRETTING BEING TEACHERS
THEY ARE DISILLUSIONED
THEY ARE DEPRESSED
THEY ARE WORRIED
THEY ARE DOWNCAST
THEY ARE DROWNED
THEY ARE WEARY
THEY ARE HOPELESS
THEY ARE DISPARAGED
THEY ARE DEFORMED
THEY ARE LOST
THEY ARE LOOSING STEAM, THEY ARE ALMOST REGRETTING BEING PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS, no pension and no salaries. What a world of hopelessness
These teachers are Nigerians, they are our citizens.
They are our brothers and sisters.
They are tax payers by all standards
They are those who chose the growth of our children.
They are our men and women who go to the same market with the rest of us.
They are those who have made schooling much more easier.
Remember, since the LOCKDOWN or STAY-AT-HOME they had remained at home like the rest of us.
They stopped collecting salaries since March 2020
They cannot go around doing their any private lesson.
They cannot organise their own private online, it is expensive
They cannot go to different homes, it is too risky to do that
They cannot find any one other job to do, it is not the best time to invest.
They must be assisted by govts-federal, state, local and even corporate bodies.
Every other businesses are getting back, the traders, the hawkers, the nurses, doctors, drivers, food sellers, ministry officials and others.
But, the teachers are not in the list and have remained the least to be considered to resume work.
STIPEND, OR CALL IT TOKEN will not be a bad idea for all teachers of the country.
The public school teachers, we know will receive their salaries, this is because they are paid from budgetary allocation but not applicable to private school teachers”.