Commemorating this year’s World Teachers’ Day, the Oyo State government has declared Wednesday off day for teachers in the state.
This declaration was conveyed in a statement by the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, on Tuesday.
The World Teachers’ Day is an annual event celebrated globally by teachers and teachers’ organisation in commemoration of ILO/UNESCO declaration and recommendation of 1966 on the status and the noble profession of teaching as the world most important
profession in terms of principle, ethics and practice.
While felicitating with teachers in the state on the celebration, Olowofela restated the commitment of the state government to repositioning the education sector.
“Teachers are integral part of national development as they passionately mould the lives of future leaders. We urge them not to relent in their calling to reposition the education sector and
collaborate with the state government towards ensuring the success of the education reform initiative in view of the current national economic challenges,” he said.
In the same light, the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) felicitated with its members, while calling on stakeholders in the education sector to be resolute in promoting conducive learning environment and greater productivity of teachers.
The NUT, in the statement signed by its Secretary, Mr Waheed Olojede, enjoined teachers to rededicate themselves to their duties, especially with greater sense of responsibility.