“In turn, we expect their total contribution towards the growth of the education sector, as it is through our collective efforts that we can build a promising future”
The Ogun State Government has announced the recruitment of 1,000 teachers for public schools as part of its efforts to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State made this announcement on Thursday during the 2023 Teachers’ Day celebration held at the Obas Complex in Abeokuta, the state capital.
While assuring the audience of more education sector reforms, he stated, “We also approved the full employment of 1000 exceptional Ogun Teach members, who have distinguished themselves during their two-year probation period.”
“We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the leadership and members of NUT, ASUSS, and AOPSHON for their selfless service.”
The governor also disclosed that the state intends to engage “an additional 2,000 interns. This is in addition to the 2,000 interns already employed” in “our desire is to improve the teacher-student ratio, and in fulfillment of our promise to the hardworking and devoted members of Ogun Teach.”
Governor Abiodun affirmed his commitment to improving the welfare and well-being of teachers and expected their full dedication to advancing the education sector. He emphasized the importance of collective efforts in building a promising future.
He praised teachers for their crucial role in shaping society, acknowledging that the future of children depends on the level and quality of education they receive. He stressed the need for diligent efforts to transform the education sector and ensure academic excellence.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Abiodun Akinola, expressed gratitude to Governor Abiodun for his support to teachers but called for urgent policy changes to reduce the number of out-of-school pupils in the state.
During the event, a two-bedroom bungalow was awarded to Akeem Badru, one of the teachers in the state who was the first African to receive the prestigious Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Award.