Teachers in Ondo State have expressed gratitude to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, as thousands of teachers in the Master Cadre completed a refresher course organized by the Public Service Training Institute, PSTI, Ilara Mokin, Ifedore LGA, in Ondo State.
A review of government activities monitored by NigeriaCheck Newspaper an online platform, revealed that several thousands of teachers, recently, completed a refresher course in the State.
In the submission of some of the teachers, the time and energy expended on the course worths the while as it serves as a kind of reawakening motivation to the teaching and learning process to which they are assigned to in the school system.
As part of the ways to uplift the teaching and learning process in schools in the State, the Permanent Secretary to the Teaching Service Commission, TESCOM, Ondo State, Mrs Tolu Adeyemi, has directed teachers to attend the course to equip them with more of the required knowledge needed to bring to pass the millennium goals set for education in the State.
The Permanent Secretary, in a chat with nigeriacheck.com.ng said the Teaching Service Commission, TESCOM, constantly monitored the programme, which was the maiden edition, from its inception to completion, adding that the exercise ended without a hitch.
She however noted that the Commission is yet to receive a full report on the completion of the course by the teachers.
Mrs Adeyemi also expressed her gratitude to the governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for granting the proposal sent to his office via the office of the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Pastor Femi Agagu.
She submitted that the type of teaching and learning techniques operated by education practitioners in the State, in the present day, cannot be found in any other state in the country; “this is the main reason for the participation of the teachers in the refresher course to comply with the directives of the governor who has, at many times, charged stakeholders in the education sector to make the school system in the State second to none in the country”.
Recently, the State Government has approved promotion to Grade Level 16 for primary school teachers as part of the ways to improve the performance of teachers in schools.
It must be noted that one of the campaign promises made by the governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, during the election into his second term in office, is the payment of WAEC fees for the final year students in secondary schools which the governor has fulfilled as the ruling APC government in the State has commenced payment for the WAEC fees of students in secondary schools in the state since the past two years and, recently, approved the sum of N523 million for the payment of WAEC registration fee for students in the state.
The Akeredolu administration carried out a lot of renovation work in schools in the state as new school buildings were built and the existing old ones were upgraded. It can be said to be true that no administration has imparted so much on the education sector in the State since its creation as the present one has done.
The Permanent Secretary, Mrs Tolu Adeyemi, congratulated the teachers and promised that the Teaching Service Commission, TESCOM, will not relent in its efforts to keep pushing for quality education delivered to the people of the State in line with the directives of Mr Governor.