Oyo Govt Embarks on Training and Induction Exercise for 5000 Newly-recruited Teachers

The Oyo state government has embarked on an induction and training of the 5000 newly-recruited teachers in the state on work ethics and workplace conducts.

The induction and training which is a two-day programme for newly recruited and converted teachers was held on Monday at Ansar-Deen Grammar School, Sango, Saki, Saki West Local Government.

While declaring open the programme, the Chairman of the Oyo State Post-Primary Teaching Service Commission, Hon. Akinade Alamu acknowledged his delight with the new teachers’ performance, adding that reports from the schools where they were assigned showed that they were performing better than expected, an accomplishment he credited to the stringent academic criteria imposed for their recruitment.

“We have achieved what many administrations before the advent of Governor Seyi Makinde could not achieve, today I can tell you that apart from an upward curve in performance chat of our students in internal and external examinations, the evil effects of exams malpractice are no more, as we have stamped out the bad habit,” he said.

“This was achieved through the provision of required teaching and learning inputs and encouraging welfare package for the teachers, while students today have access to books, science equipment, and good learning environment.

“This training aims to ensure that students’ performance in WAEC and NECO examinations match government investment on education, we believe that in line with the national policy on education declaration 2006, which states that no education system can rise above the quality of teachers in the system.

“There is a need to focus on teachers’ adequacy and competence since the success of students will always depend largely on the amount of learning that takes place in the classrooms, I appeal to all participants to make the best use of the opportunity provided by this training exercise.”

The TESCOM Chairman informed the audience that the State government had recently approved the establishment of four new zonal offices for the state, two of which would be located in the Oke-Ogun area of the state.

He added that the new zonal offices implied that four new Permanent Secretaries would be appointed.

The Chairman, Saki West Local Government, Engr. Sarafadeen Omirinde, the Full-Time Member of Board of TESCOM, Alhaji Mudasiru Awujoola, Part-Time Board Member, Hon. Akeem Olalekan, representative of the State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), who is the Chairman Saki West NUT, Alhaji Mikhail Adedoyin, and the Oke-Ogun Zone 1 Chairman of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary School (ANCOPPS) were all present at the induction ceremony.

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