The Governor stated this at the 2017 World Teachers’ Day celebration themed “Teaching in freedom and Empowering Teachers” at the Arcade Ground, Oke mosan, Abeokuta.
Amosun said ‘’ teachers as well as civil servants will begin to receive their leave bonuses any moment from now’’. Public servants are important in the present administration that is why we must look after their well being”.
The Governor 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.
Speaking on the theme, the governor emphasized 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 dully attended to’’.
Amosun, who appreciated teachers for being key players in transmitting values and morals to children, 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.
Mrs 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.
On her part, the Chairman, Ogun State Teaching Service Commission, (TESCOM), Chief 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, calling on them to work as a team to achieve the set objectives.
In their separate remarks, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Titilope Adebanjo and his counterpart in the Academy Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), Comrade Akeem Lasisi appreciated the Governor for improving education standard in the State, pledging their support at ensuring that government achieved its agenda of qualitative education for the young generation.