By Daniel Ayantoye
As the world celebrates the World Teachers’ Day globally, today, the Kwara State Government has promised to enhance the performance of teachers in the state through training across the 16 Local Government Areas of the state.
On the 4,500 teachers approved for employment, the state government said that casual teachers who had already been engaged in various schools will be given a priority.
Speaking with this medium, yesterday, the Acting Chairman of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB), Alhaji Wahab Bolakale said Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the issuance of letters to promoted teachers.
“The teachers to be recruited will be community based and it will be done in all the local government and we want to add to the value by finding a means to give them extra advantage. We have arrangement with the community to also provide them accommodation because we want our teachers to live in the community where they teach.”
On the mode of recruitment, Bolakale said government is placing priority on those who were earlier recruited by the community as casual workers.
He however enjoined the teachers to remain committed to the service as he assured them of better days ahead.
Meanwhile the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has enjoined the state government to improve on the welfare of teachers and to clear the three-month salary backlog of primary school teachers.
Speaking at the state office of NUT, the Chairman, Comrade Musa Abubakar said that the state government should endeavor to live up to expectation in addressing the challenges confronting the teaching profession in order to protect the future of the profession and the children.