Professional bodies, including the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria, AOPSHON, and the Forum of Education Secretaries, have hailed the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde on the re-appointment of Dr. Nureni Adeniran as the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, OYOSUBEB.
They all made the commendation today, at the maiden meeting the Chairman had with the management team of the Board in Ibadan.
The Chairman, Oyo State chapter of the National Union of Teachers, NUT, Comrade Oladimeji Raji, commended the governor for his proactive stance on teachers’ professional development
Comrade Raji thanked the governor for the choice of Adeniran, who he described as a round peg in a round hole, given his vast experience in the education sector.
The NUT Chairman described Adeniran’s reappointment as well-deserved, considering his strides in the board during his first term in office.
The NUT Chairman said: “The education sector was thrown into a happy mood on hearing of your appointment as the chairman, OYOSUBEB. It is another plus and feather to our caps.
“It gives me a lot of joy that during your first term in office, teachers were given the opportunity to thrive in this profession. Outstanding promotions were granted, and we were relevant in the community of teachers across the South-West. I must say we are impressed by your first stint.”
In his own message, the Chairman, Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria, Comrade Adedeji Adekunle, said, “We congratulate you on the well deserved appointment sir. We pray to God to give you wisdom, understanding, guide, and protect you throughout the tenure of your office.”
He added, “No doubt, your re-appointment is anchored on your personal disposition, sacrifice, humility and laudable contributions to the education sector in your first term as Chairman, OYOSUBEB.”
The Coordinating Director, OYOSUBEB, Mrs. Olaide Ladipo, in her welcome address opined that the Chairman’s second coming will bring accelerated development to the Board and the basic education sub-sector in Oyo State
The Forum of Education Secretaries also commended the governor for his commitment to the interest of teachers in the state.
Responding, Dr. Adeniran charged both teaching and non-teaching staff of OYOSUBEB to perform their duties as expected and ensure they make responsibility, accountability, and transparency their watch-words.
Dr. Adeniran stressed the need for departments and units of the Board to key into His Excellency’s vision of repositioning the basic education sub-sector and bring to the front burner innovative ideas that will enhance good value to the system.
He also expressed that achievements could not be made without discipline and commitment; therefore, all members of staff must act according to the dictates of the civil service rules.