Ondo State Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has pledged to tackle the acute shortage of classroom teachers in public primary and secondary schools as part of comprehensive reforms in the education sector.
He made this commitment during a courtesy visit by a delegation from the National Union of Teachers (NUT), led by Comrade Victor Oladele Amoko, the Chairman of the NUT in Ondo State and also the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the State.
Governor Aiyedatiwa emphasized his dedication to realizing the educational aspirations of both teachers and students and assured the union that decisive steps would be taken to address the shortage of teachers in primary schools.
The Governor also promised to examine various concerns raised by the teachers, such as reintroducing running grants to schools, improving school infrastructure, appointing Headmasters General for primary schools, extending age and service years for teachers, and ensuring the provision of instructional materials.
Recognizing the significance of technical education, the Governor expressed his administration’s commitment to revitalizing technical training and addressing related issues.
The meeting concluded with Governor Aiyedatiwa expressing gratitude to the NUT leaders for their partnership and reaffirming his commitment to advancing education as a catalyst for development in Ondo State.