Oyo Government Absorbs 2,000 Teachers
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
About 2,000 primary school teachers initially seconded to the post-primary Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) of Oyo State during the administration of late Abiola Ajimobi have now been absorbed by Governor Seyi Makinde.
The chairman of TESCOM, Mr Akinade Alamu, during the celebration of 2022 World Teachers’ Day in Ibadan on Wednesday, also stated that the state government has approved the promotion of civil servants in the state.
Recall that teachers, who teach in secondary schools across the state, had appealed to the Oyo State Government to either regularise their appointments as TESCOM teachers or revert their appointment as primary school teachers under the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (Oyo SUBEB).
At the event today, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, appealed to teachers to embrace the state government’s efforts in improving the education sector.
“It is pertinent to re-emphasise that the machinery of the state has the determination to transform the education sector,” he said.
Mr Abdu-Raheem said the state government unprecedentedly appointed 21 Permanent Secretaries/Inspectors General of Education and Permanent Secretaries/Tutors General to enhance effective monitoring of schools and service delivery.
He said Governor Makinde has put in place many activities to achieve his lofty ideas for the sector.
Also speaking, the Executive Chairman of Oyo SUBEB, Mr Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, said the board would continue to work for the welfare of teachers in the state.
“To whom much is given, much is expected; therefore, I appeal to you to key into the Government’s resolve to bring back the lost glory of the State in education by making sure our children excel both in internal and external examinations,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Oyo State Council, has honoured nine persons from the state. The Chairman of the union, Mr Raji Oladimeji, commended the state government’s various welfare packages, saying they have encouraged teachers to remodel the society and train students in the state.