By Kehinde Oluwatayo
Participants of 2017/2019 Federal Teachers Scheme (FTS) in Ondo State were formally inducted into the public service of the State with a seminar to acquaint them with the ethics and demands of public service.
Delivering a keynote address in Akure at the opening ceremony of the programme, Chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Princess Oladunni Odu said the induction would expose the participants to the ethics of the service which would guide them throughout their stay in the service.
Odu, who was represented by a full time member of the board, Princess Olufunmilayo Brown, said the event was in tandem with the philosophy of the present administration which places premium on training and development of its workforce for improved service delivery.
According to her, since the inception of the present administration, construction and renovation of primary schools across the state have been accorded utmost priority.
She added that over 519 projects were awarded across the 18 local government areas of the state with a good number of them completed while others are at various stages of completion.
“While infrastructure are being put in place at one hand, it is also very important to develop manpower capacity to enhance your performance in the classroom in which our pupils would benefit.
“I have no doubt in the capacity of the erudite lecturers who are billed to deliver paper in this programme. It is our belief that you will be better_off at the end of this programme. I enjoin you to be attentive to lectures and be orderly throughout the programme” she said.
While appreciating the federal government for putting the scheme in place aimed at supporting states with professional teachers to further strengthen primary education system across the country, Odu congratulated the participants for being enlisted on the scheme out of several thousands that applied.
She noted that selection process was open and highly competitive to prospective participants to ensure that only competent ones were eventually selected.
She advised them to be dedicated to their work, be punctual, write their lesson note, dress corporately, obey their headteachers and comply with the ethics of the civil service.
Director of Personnel Management of the board, Mrs Morayo Bayo-Philps urged them to give maximum attention to the lectures .
A total of 135 participants from Ondo state were enlisted on the scheme.
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