Governor Seyi Makinde led Government of Oyo State has promised to ensure teachers in the state enjoy better welfare package as a reward for their impeccable contribution in shaping the society.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State made the promise on Saturday at the teachers day celebration held at the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) house in Ibadan.
Makinde, who was represented by Alhaja Olalade Agboola, the State Head of Service, said teachers are the light of the world and have been contributing immensely in shaping the society.
“Celebrating teachers is one of the finest memory which the teachers will forever cherish. Teachers are the people who have made impeccable contributions in shaping society.
“You add value to our character and make us ideal citizens of the country, of the state, of our home. I can stand before you today because I was well trained and modelled by a teacher.
“Great Oyo State teachers. Let me use this opportunity to inform you that this administration is ready to bring joy into your lives by providing improved welfare packages,” he said.
He pledged the administration’s readiness to increase the budget to education annually until it met the UNESCO standard of 26 per cent, adding such was expected to improve the quality of education in the state.
The governor said that one of his administration’s priority was better education for all, saying such could only be possible if the drivers of the education sector are well taken care of.
Makinde said that his administration has started the implementation of improved car and housing loans for all workers in the state including teachers, adding that such would make them deliver more on their duties.
“Our strategy of making primary and secondary education free has been yielding positive results, especially in the increase in enrolment of students in our public primary and secondary schools.