Ondo State rewards 18 teachers with cash
October 05, 2012 17:01
Akure, Oct. 5, 2012 (NAN) Ondo State Government in Akure on Friday rewarded 18 teachers in the 18 local government areas with cash rewards of N1.8 million.
Each teacher received N100,000 as part of activities marking the World Teachers’ Day.
Gov. Olusegun Mimiko, said that the government would continue to institute policies that would make the teaching profession the envy of other professions.
“In this government, be assured that you will get all that legitimately belongs to you, we know you are principled, enlightened and progressive minded,” he said.
Mimiko said teachers occupied a strategic position as they were saddled with the task of producing the manpower needed for the socio-economic development of a nation.
Represented by the Commissioner for Education, Mr Remi Olatubora, the governor said the state government would continue to fill the position of Tutors-General from the rank of senior principals.
Earlier, the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state, Mr Ojo Fanimokun, said the primary objective of the teaching profession was to educate the people and produce the needed manpower for the society.
The chairman said that the union would make the teaching profession socially acceptable, economically relevant and politically viable.
“It is a fact that no nation can rise above its level of education and no nation’s education system can outgrow the quality and status of its teachers.
“Any nation that toys with the fortunes of her teachers invariably toys with the nation’s growth and development, “he said.
He said that NUT would continue to remain a dependable ally of the state government in all its efforts toward improving the standard of education.
He urged the teachers to shun electoral violence and exercise their voting right. (NAN)