We’ll address shortage of teachers – Aiyedatiwa
By Adedotun Ajayi
Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has promised that his administration will address the issue of shortage of classroom teachers in public primary and secondary schools, as part of reforms in the education sector in the State.
The Governor commented while addressing a delegation from the National Union of Teachers (NUT), Ondo State chapter, during a courtesy visit at the Governor’s office in Akure.
The delegation was led by the Chairman of NUT in the state, who doubles as the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Comrade Victor Oladele Amoko.
“I am committed to ensuring that the educational aspirations of our teachers and students are realized,” Governor Aiyedatiwa said, assuring the union of his administration’s dedication to addressing the identified challenges in the education sector.
“We will take decisive steps to address the acute shortage of teachers in our primary schools, ensuring the stability and quality of education.”
Aiyedatiwa also pledged to take a critical look at the various issues raised by the teachers, including the reintroduction of running grants to schools, enhancing school infrastructure, the appointment of Headmasters General for primary schools, extension of age and service years for teachers and provision of instructional materials.
Recognizing the importance of technical education, the Governor assured the NUT of his administration’s commitment to revitalizing technical training and addressing related concerns.
The Governor expressed gratitude to the leaders of the NUT for their partnership and reaffirming his commitment to advancing education as a catalyst for development in Ondo State.