Story by Taiwo Oluwadare
|Gov. Abiola Ajimobi.
The National Union of Teachers, NUT, Oyo State Chapter has described School Governing Board, SGB policy by the state government as the best ever.
The union stated this on Thursday during this year’s celebration of World Teachers ‘ Day held at Teachers ‘ House in Oluyole, Ibadan.
The Secretary of the Union, Comrade Waheed Olojede who also doubles as the Chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the state chapter said the policy of the state government has promoted educational development in the state.
According to him, “this policy among other policies on education in the state has portrayed the mantra of collective responsibility of Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led government called, ‘Ajumose’.
“We are also thanking the governor because the celebration of teachers today is not only about teachers but also the government who has assisted the teachers so far”, he said.
The Governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi who was represented by the state commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela congratulated the teachers on occasion of their celebration.
The governor said: “since the inception of this administration in 2011, we have worked at upgrading the self-esteem of our teachers through the formulation and implementation of morale boosting policies.
“This administration upgraded the terminal grade level of primary school teachers from grade level 14 to 15 and we have made sure that teachers were actively represented on committees on issues of education policies and interventions.
“Also, teachers have been enjoying the increased car and housing loan facilities instituted by this government. We have also worked to improve the working environment of teachers by repositioning our schools. The re-distribution of secondary schools into junior and senior schools as well as the institution of the School Governing Board, SGB on which principals and head teachers are administrative secretaries, have not only helped to ensure a better administration but has also helped to make our schools self-reliant”, the governor said.