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Obaseki, Sanwo-Olu,Makinde, Okowa laud teachers’ commitment to human capital devt

Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by his commissioner for education, Folashade Adefisayo, said the government would send teachers in the state on digital skill training in the United States of America
Governor Godwin Obaseki has hailed teachers in Edo State for their resilience and commitment to human development, which is exemplified in their seamless adoption of the technology-driven pedagogy now operational in over 840 schools covered by the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EDOBEST) programme in the state.
The governor, who spoke in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day, specially thanked teachers in the state for their unwavering support during the just concluded governorship election in the state, noting that he would continue to prioritise their welfare, professional growth and put in place a favourable work-life balance to drive productivity.
According to him, “I am delighted to celebrate with teachers in Edo State as we mark World Teachers’ Day. It must be noted that in the entirety of my first term in office, I took a special interest in teachers and worked assiduously with them to redirect the course of public education in Edo State, with the introduction of the EDOBEST programme. We had initial hiccups, but today, we are all the better for the key reforms and policy choices made.
In Oyo, the state governor, Seyi Makinde, described teachers as gallant fighters. Makinde appreciated their dedication and support, especially in the battle to contain the Covid-19 pandemic and further dubbed them as partners in the drive to promote qualitative education in Oyo.In a statement by the state commissioner for education, www.businessday.ng science and technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, on Monday, the governor, however, urged the teachers not to relent in working towards returning Oyo back to its rightful position in academic excellence among other states in Nigeria.
“We felicitate with teachers in Oyo State as they join others in the world to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. They have shown their gallantry in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic as they gave the required support to combat and contain the disease from spreading to our schools.”
Also, the governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, commended teachers for their role in nation-building.
Okowa, in a statement by his chief press secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, said that teachers were the bedrock of the development of any nation as no other profession can metamorphose without the input of teachers.

He said the state government would continue to ensure that the salaries of teachers were paid regularly as and when due. He also said his administration was committed to improving the environment for teaching and learning, which has resulted in the construction and rehabilitation of school buildings and provision of furniture for teachers and students.
In Lagos, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by his commissioner for education, Folashade Adefisayo, said the government would send teachers in the state on digital skill training in the United States of America.
Adefisayo observed that teachers must move to the new level and embrace digital skills, adding that the coronavirus pandemic has shown that school is more than the buildings.

SOURCE :BUSINESS DAY .

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