The Oyo State government has approved the appointment of a member of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Comrade Oladimeji Raji, as a member of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, OyoSUBEB.
Disclosing this while speaking while playing host to members of Oyo State NUT Executive Council, led by the Chairman of the union, Comrade Samson Adedoyin, the executive chairman of OyoSUBEB, Dr Nureni Adeniran, also assured teachers that Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration is ensuring they receive their reward here on earth and not only in heaven.
The new appointee, Comrade Raji, who has put in 30 years’ service into the Oyo State Teaching Service is the current Treasurer of the Nigeria Union of Teachers.
Dr Adeniran added that Comrade Raji has been committed to the welfare of teachers and serves at Progressive Day School II, Aladorin, Ibadan.
Dr. Adeniran disclosed that the Oyo State government intends to carry teachers in the state along in the scheme of things at the Board, especially in the execution of educational policies and programmes of the state government, through the appointment of one of them.
Insisting that the appointment is borne out of the present administration’s commitment to the welfare of teachers, Adeniran assured teachers in the state that OyoSUBEB, under his watch, would not stop being teacher-friendly.
He added that teachers’ interests would not be compromised at all, even as he said that they know the best way to address their problems since some of them were once teachers.
The OyoSUBEB Chair listed some of the ways Governor Makinde’s administration has motivated teachers for higher productivity to include: prompt payment of salaries and allowance to primary school teachers in the state.
Dr. Adeniran however appealed to members of the NUT to collaborate with the Board, urging the NUT leadership to do its utmost best to sensitize its members on the efforts of the state government on their course.
He said the board will however, not hesitate to discipline erring teachers, who refuse to adhere to the rules of service, adding that, the present administration is working on modalities to recruit new teachers in the Basic Education sector.
He assured the leadership of NUT that the Board has listed some of the challenges facing teachers in the state, and would immediately swing into action.
Earlier, the NUT Chairman, Comrade Adedoyin, praised the state government for its commitment to the welfare of teachers, even as he called on the state government to look into other areas, where teachers need its intervention.