Yusuf Abdulkadir – Ilorin
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq says he will continue to cherish and honour teachers and ensure improve in their welfare and work environment.
Governor AbdulRazaq who was represented by his deputy, Mr Kayode Alabi stated this at a Program marking the 2020 World Teachers Day organized by the National Union of Teachers, NUT Kwara State Wing in Ilorin.
He urged the teachers to reflect on the challenges brought to the global economy by the COVID-19 pademic and the need for everyone to adapt with the new normal especially the need to key into virtual teaching techniques.
The Governor who said that his administration was currently spending a lot of money to reposition schools across the State stressed that similar efforts would not be spared in the welfare and training of teachers to push them further up the scale of national ranking.
In an address, the NUT Chairman, Kwara State Wing, Comrade Olu Adewara appreciated the noble achievements of the government since assumption of office especially on the education sector which he said even “the blind can see” across the state.
Comrade Adewara appealed to the Governor to assist teachers in numerous facing them such as minimum wage, delay in implementation of promotion and financial back up, salary disparity with their teaching service Commission counterparts, non remittance of National House fund deductions, reinstatement of “sunset workers among others.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Parent Teacher Association in Kwara State and the first Makama of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Oniye appealed to the government to always carry along the body in decision making on issues affecting schools and enjoined the teachers be sincere in delivering their responsibilities for them to earn beautiful rewards.
The programme featured a lecture titled ” Teachers Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future” Dr Adeyemo Adeyemi as well as goodwill messages from the Representatives of the Teachers’ Registration Council, Nigeria Labour Congress, All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools and other stakeholders in education sector.