The Oyo State Government has said it will continue to provide enabling environment for teachers to thrive, adding that it would also ensure uninterrupted payment of their allowances, while it initiates benefitting trainings for them.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, said this on Monday, during the World Teachers’ Day Celebration.
Adeniran also said the State Government would not rest on its oars in providing incentives to teachers, especially in the rural areas, to encourage young talents to join the teaching profession.
He said: “Teachers are one of the most influential forces for equity, access and quality in education. Engr. Seyi Makinde’s administration places much emphasis on human capital development.
“We will give more attention to training and re-training of teachers in order to enhance their capacities for effective service delivery.”
Adeniran also assured teachers that the State Government is progressively addressing some of the fundamental issues of teachers and education in the state.
He added that to revitalise the sector, there was a need to unleash potentials for socio-economic development.
He noted that revitalising the sector had given rise to the training and re-training of teachers, adding that the process would be extended to teachers in the rural areas.
He also commended the efforts of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Association of Primary School Head Teachers and other bodies who pursue teachers’ professionalism in a bid to strengthen teacher quality.