By Richard Thomas
Government at all levels in the country as well as stakeholders in the education sector have been called upon to promptly rise up to rescue the education system by providing necessary measures to improve the sector.
The call was made by the Oyo State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade (Prince) Adedoyin Samson at the occasion of the 2018 world Teachers Day held at the Teachers House, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan.
In his address with the theme, “The Right To Education Means The Right To A Qualified Teacher”, Comrade Adedoyin called for necessary support on Teachers Regulation Council of Nigeria to forestall Tue recruitment of unqualified teachers in the teaching sector.
According to him, education all over the world remains an investment in the future of individuals and of the societies, adding that while the importance of education is widely recognised, teachers all over the world must be competent and be qualified ones.
“An occasion like this, the world teachers Day Celebration is to re-emphasis that no nation can develop greater than the quality of its teachers and that teachers deserve appropriate recognition, remunerations and rewards corresponding to their humanitarian services.”
Comrade Adedoyin used the occasion to register their appeal for reinstatement of good number of their teachers who were involved in one allegation or the other but have been cleared of those allegation by the various committees of government.
Speaking with newsmen at the programme, Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mrs Aderonke Makanjuola encouraged teachers to continue to put in their best in the teaching profession in order to achieve maximally in the sector.
She also said that Governor Abiola Ajimobi led government has completed works on the promotion of teachers in the state.
Also speaking with journalist at the programme, the State Secretary of the union, Comrade Waheed Olojede urged government to accord priority to education and teachers in order to improve the standard and quality of education in the state.
“Government should take the largest responsibility in education. The poor condition in public school environment led to the massive enrolment in private school”.
According to Comrade Olojede, government at all tiers should organise a summit where each tiers will know its own responsibility.