Osun Begs Unpaid, Disengaged Npower Volunteers to Help Teach SS3 Students
Disengaged Volunteers Owed Two Months Stipends
The Osun State Government has appealed to unpaid, disengaged NPower Volunteers helping to handle final year secondary school classes across the state to return to the classroom.
The appeal was made by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Intervention Programmes Lukman Bello on Monday.
The State Commissioner for Education Mr. Folorunsho Bamisayemi also asked the NPower volunteers who were disengaged without their last two months stipends being paid, to sacrifice for the future of students writing the SSCE examinations.
In a public announcement, the Osun State Government said;
“Sequel to an appeal to all N-Power teachers who were directly teaching SS3 classes in Osun Public High Schools by the Commi ssioner for Education, Hon. Folorunsho Bamisayemi, to go back for the revision classes currently going on to prepare our students for the examination commencing on the 17th of August, 2020.
“I want to passionately appeal to the affected Ex N-Power Volunteers in both Batch A and Bath B to please honour Osun Government. No sacrifice is too much for the future of our students.”
The federal government announced an end to the NPower Scheme which started in 2016 for batch A and B and subsequently announced recruitment for a third batch.
The volunteers which were disengaged between June and July, 2020 however are being owed two months stipend while some are still being owed for 5 months.
Although the disengaged NPower volunteers have voiced their displeasure regarding the situation, succour has not come their way.