Monarch tasks teachers on productivity
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
As part of efforts to restore the dwindling fortunes of education in Nigeria, teachers have been enjoined to be proactive in the discharge of their duties.
This was disclosed by Olubosin of Ifetedo, Oba Akinola Akinrera during an education summit in Ifetedo, Osun state.
Oba Akinrera who noted that children are the future leaders of tomorrow said parents, teachers and their stakeholders in the education sector must be committed to the educational development of youths.
He stressed that education remains the greatest agent of social change that can catapult the society to a higher social strata.
The monarch who called for the introduction of vocational training in the school curriculum for early skills acquisition noted that it is essential for the youths to be focused on their future.
While observing the evident rot in the education sector, he stressed the need to stem the rot in the sector in order to regain its rightful place in the society.
Oba Aderera charged security agents to arrest any student roaming the street and also urged parents not to harass, molest or embarrass teachers while discharging their lawful duties.
He urged schools to enforce 75 percent attendance for students before allowing them to sit for examinations as a way of reducing truancy, cultism and other vices among students.