EDUCATION: Oyo Govt Presents Promotion Letters To 16, 500 Primary School Teachers

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By Henry Odeh




EDUCATION: Oyo Govt Presents Promotion Letters To 16, 500 Primary School Teachers




The Oyo State Government, on Wednesday, presented promotion letters to 16,500 successful public primary school teachers that sat for the recent promotion examination.

The chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) supervised the symbolic presentation to two teachers from each of the 33 Local Government Areas of the state.

The promotion covered 2017 to 2020 which made some of the teachers got two promotions.

Adeniran charged the promoted teachers to double their efforts and put in their best “to ensure that
teaching of pupils is taking with full seriousness and commitment.

“In such a manner that we see the impact on the learning outcome of the pupils they are teaching,

“To whom much is given much is desire, so we expect more commitment on the part of our teachers, we want them to be more punctual.

“We want a situation whereby pupils turning out from public schools in the state will be able to compete with their colleagues in any part of the world.

“In addition, we want the teachers to support Gov. Makinde’s administration, in its bid to continue to do what it has been voted into office to do; in terms of bringing dividend of democracy to the people,” he charged.

The Oyo SUBEB boss further assured the promoted teachers that government would pay the promotion arrairs.

“I want to believe that before arrangement for the promotion exercise was made, the governor had already factored the issue of arrairs into the finances of the state,” he said.

Adeniran also disclosed that the process for the recruitment of more primary school teachers was already on, saying it will come into limelight very soon.

He recalled that the state government had completed the recruitment and enlistment of teachers into public secondary schools sub sector.

He said the public primary schools sub sector which also has shortage of teachers would eventually get approval from the governor to go ahead with the recruitment.

In his welcome address, the Oyo SUBEB Executive Secretary, Mr Joel Olusanjo, charged the promoted teachers to reciprocate the kind gesture of the state government by redouble their efforts in carrying out their duties.

“As you collect your promotion letters here today, go back to your respective schools and redouble your efforts in teaching activities,” he said.

On their parts, the state chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Mr Adedoyin Adeniyi and the state chairman of the Association of Primary School Heads, Mr Kunle Adedeji, appreciated Gov Makinde for his concern toward the welfare of primary school teachers.

The duo urged the teachers to put in their best in enhancing the efforts of the state government in providing qualitative education to its primary school pupils.

A cross section of the promoted teachers, commended the administration of Gov Makinde for being sensitive to the plight of teachers

Mr Ojo Arimiyau, from Saki west LGA, Mrs Rachael Oladokun, from Atisbo LGA, Mr Akeem Gbadamosi, from Ona-Ara LGA and Mrs Abiola Olajide, from Afijio LGA, pledged to be more committed to their work and perform optimally

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