World Teachers’ Day: Oyo SUBEB Assures Teachers Enabling Environment

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By Dipo Olowookere

Teachers in Oyo State will continue to enjoy an enabling environment and incentives to encourage young talents to join the teaching profession, the Oyo State government has said.

The Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran, who gave this assurance, said efforts are being made to ensure uninterrupted payment of their allowances.

Speaking while marking the World Teachers’ Day Celebration on Monday, the Oyo SUBEB chief said the state government will also initiate benefitting training for the teachers.

“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,” Mr Adeniran was quoted as saying in a statement issued today by the board.

In the statement signed by Mr Michael Ogunsina on behalf of the media team of Oyo SUBEB, the executive chairman 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, noting 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.

The Oyo SUBEB boss commended the efforts of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Association of Primary School Head Teachers and other bodies who pursue teachers’ professionalism in a bid to strengthen teacher quality.

The World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is celebrated every year on October 5 since 1994.

The day is used to celebrate the role of all educators, including teachers, researchers and professors, in national development. The theme for this year is Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future.

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