The Oyo State Government has approved the appointment of a member of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Comrade Oladimeji Raji,to serve on the board of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
The chairman of Oyo SUBEB, Dr. Nureni Adeniran while receiving the state Executive Council of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) led by its Chairman, Comrade Samson Adedoyin, assured teachers that Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration is ensuring teachers are properly rewarded.
The new appointee, Oladimeji Raji has served in the Oyo State teaching service for 30 years and is the current Treasurer of the Nigeria Union of Teachers.
He is said to have been committed to the welfare of teachers and serves at Progressive Day School II, Aladorin, Ibadan.
Meanwhile, Dr. Adeniran disclosed that Oyo State Government intends to carry teachers in the state along in the scheme of things at the Board especially in the execution of educational policies and programmes of the state government, through the appointment of one of them.
Adeniran said that teachers’ interests would not be compromised at all, and that the committee would approach the best way to address their problems since some of them were once teachers.
The SUBEB Chair listed some of the ways Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration has motivated teachers for higher productivity to include prompt payment of salaries and allowance to primary school teachers in the state.
Dr. Nureni however appealed to members of NUT to collaborate with the Board, urging the NUT leadership to do its utmost best to sensitize its members on the efforts of the State Government on their course.
He stressed that the board will not hesitate to discipline erring teachers who refuse to adhere to the rules of service, adding that, the present administration is working on modalities to recruit new teachers in the Basic Education sector.
However, NUT Chairman, Comrade Samson Adedoyin, praised the State Government for its commitment to the welfare of teachers, even as he called on the State Government to look into other areas where teachers need its intervention.