In a groundbreaking development, the Federal Government of Nigeria has given its approval for substantial salary increments for both academic and non-academic staff across all Federal Tertiary Institutions.
This momentous decision aims to uplift the livelihoods of the dedicated professionals working tirelessly in these institutions and comes as welcome news amidst ongoing discussions about fair compensation in the education sector.
The momentous decision was conveyed through an official memorandum bearing the reference number OAuGF/Sw/C/QP/1395/VOL.1/II, dated September 21, 2023, emanating from the office of the Auditor General of the Federation. The memo, which is poised to bring significant improvements in the lives of countless educators, was specifically addressed to the Directors of Audit Heads of Departments and Heads of Units within the federal educational institutions.
As part of this historic announcement, it has been confirmed that the Federal Government will disburse arrears from January 1, 2023, to ensure that staff members receive their rightful compensation without delay.
The salary increments will impact both academic and non-academic personnel of federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
“I am directed to inform you that the Presidential Committee on Salaries at its 13th meeting having taken into consideration the different stages of collective bargaining in various sectors and specifically engagements between the Federal Ministry of Education and Tertiary Institutions-based Unions and consequently the Federal Government’s approval is hereby conveyed as revised for the following:-
Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Salary Structure (CONPCASs) for Academic Staff of Federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education with effect from 1 January 2023,” part of the letter said.
The announcement has been met with jubilation and gratitude from the academic and non-academic staff members who have long advocated for fair compensation that reflects their dedication and expertise.
This move by the Federal Government demonstrates its commitment to investing in the education sector, ultimately ensuring the continued growth and development of the nation’s educational institutions. The salary increments are expected to boost morale among educators and contribute to an improved learning environment for students across the country.
FG Approves Salary Increases For Staff Of Tertiary Institutions