Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, thursday promised to approve pending teachers’ promotion just as he has approved the payment of outstanding leave bonuses for public servants in the state.
While speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital during the 2017 World Teachers’ Day celebration with the theme ‘Teaching in freedom and Empowering Teachers’, Amosun said :”Teachers as well as civil servants will begin to receive their leave bonuses any moment from now’’.
He added that: “Public servants are important in the present administration that is why we must look after their well-being”.
He noted that the importance of teachers in reshaping and developing the society could not be quantified, saying the celebration of the teachers’ day was an opportunity for the professionals to take stock of their roles in nation building. Amosun emphasised that education remained the bedrock of the nation, as “teachers play key role in transforming the lives of our children.
“We’ll continue to provide conducive learning environment that will aid the process of teaching and learning. I also want to assure that your promotion and other entitlements will be duly attended to’’.
While appreciating teachers for being key players in transmitting values and morals to children, Amosun charged them to always adopt modest approach in making their requests known to government.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota noted that the occasion provided the opportunity to appreciate the invaluable contributions of teachers to national development.
Mujota underscored the partnership that existed between stakeholders in the education sector and government towards actualising its agenda on education, urging the teachers to work for the overall development of the noble profession through self- development.
However, on her part, Chairman, Ogun State Teaching Service Commission, (TESCOM), Mrs. Olabosipo Ogunsan advised teachers in the state to work harder at raising the educational standard as this would justify the huge investment of government in the sector.