The Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has approved the promotion of 4,951 teaching and non-teaching staff of the state Teaching Service Commission, who were successful in the 2011 promotion exercise.
Chairman the commission, Ms Olubukunola Onabanjo, while disclosing this in Abeokuta, said, 3,875 senior and 1075 junior staff were affected, adding that, this figure included 1,132 non-teaching staff, made up of
security men, cleaners, messengers, clerical officers, executive officers (account and general duties) and secretarial assistants.
A statement signed by the Information Officer of the commission, Mr Isaac Oseni, quoted Onabanjo as saying that, the promotion would take effect from July 1, 2011, for seniority purpose and July 1, 2012, for the purpose of salary payment.
The commission’s chairman, according to the statement, charged the staff to reciprocate the gesture by intensifying their effort towards the success of rebuilding mission of the Senator Amosun-led government, assuring that, government would continue to provide an enabling environment for the development of education in the state.
The Amosun-led government, which is implementing a free, affordable and qualitative education in the pubic primary and secondary schools in the state, has not relented in its efforts in boosting the morale of teachers, as it reviewed upwards, their rural allowance. It also organised a capacity training workshop for 1000 teachers and school administrators, in collaboration with a publishing firm, the Learn Africa Plc, and paid burial entitlements to families of teachers, who died in active service.
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