We’ll address teachers shortage —Aiyedatiwa

By Precious Oluwole

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the pressing need for teacher recruitment in the state’s education sector.

In response to a request made during a courtesy visit by the Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Governor Aiyedatiwa expressed his dedication to swiftly attending to the matter.

Acknowledging the importance of bolstering the teaching workforce, Governor Aiyedatiwa emphasized the necessity of adequately staffing educational institutions to meet the demands of quality education.

“It is my hope that Mr. Governor will quickly attend to the request for recruitment of 2000 teachers and an annual recruitment of 500 teachers starting from 2025 that will soon be presented,” stated Hon. Victor Olabimtan, Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), during the visit.

Governor Aiyedatiwa stressed the pivotal role of educators in shaping the future of the state’s youth and affirmed his administration’s commitment to providing the necessary resources to enhance the quality of education.

He assured that the government would review budgetary provisions to accommodate the recruitment needs of the education sector, prioritizing the well-being of both students and teachers alike.

The Governor’s proactive stance on addressing the teacher recruitment shortfall signals a promising step towards ensuring a conducive learning environment and fostering educational excellence across Ondo State.

With collaborative efforts between the government and education stakeholders, the state is poised to meet its educational goals and empower future generations for success.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Hon. Victor Olabimtan, extended felicitations and pledged unwavering support to the administration.

Highlighting the strides made by this administration under the leadership of the late governor in improving primary education infrastructure, Hon. Olabimtan noted the substantial investment of over N22 billion, sourced through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and state matching funds.

He said “This investment has facilitated the construction and rehabilitation of more than 900 classrooms, alongside the provision of essential amenities such as fences, boreholes, toilets, and furniture for pupils and teachers. Additionally, the provision of sports equipment and funding for agricultural ventures underscores the holistic approach towards enhancing the learning environment”

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