Gov.Abiodun Orders Release Of Engagement Letters To OgunTEACh Teachers,Reviews Teachers Posting - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Gov.Abiodun Orders Release Of Engagement Letters To OgunTEACh Teachers,Reviews Teachers Posting

Governor Dapo Abiodun has finally ordered the Ogun State Teaching Service and the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB, to immediately release the letters of engagement to 5,000 teachers under the Ogun TEACh scheme for them to begin work in the public primary and secondary schools in the state

Abiodun who issued the directive on Tuesday in Abeokuta during the celebration of the 2021 World Teacher's Day, tagged"Teachers At The Heart Of Education Recovery",also ordered the immediate review of the ongoing posting of teachers which is generating controversy among teachers in the state

There has been controversy over when the newly recruited teachers will resume to duty, more than three weeks after resumption of the new 2021/2022 academic session 

But Abiodun asked the relevant government's agencies to ensure the release of letters to the new teachers, to address the shortage of teachers in the public schools and imbalance between number of teachers in rural and urban areas 

The governor asked the teachers to show understanding with the ongoing redistribution of teachers by the State Government, assuring them of human face in the posting 

" I understand there are issues with posting done by TESCOM and SUBEB, I have directed that the posting should be reviewed", he assured the teachers

Abiodun equally assured that the issues of running cost to public schools while promising the teachers that their outstanding leave allowances would be worked out at the ministry of finance 

The governor speaking on the theme of the Celebration,"Teachers At The Heart of Education Recovery", pledged continous committment to welfare of teachers in the state
State Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Teachers (ASUSS), Comrade Akeem Lasisi in his earlier speech, had requested for the review of the ongoing
posting of teachers in the state and Immediate engagement of new teachers to reduce stress among teachers in the system

His words,"ASUSS wishes to reiterate that our colleagues deserve warmer, friendlier and soothing attention from their employer; the Teaching Service Commission in particular. It is perhaps for this reason and more that the management of the Teaching Service Commission has graciously decided to review the recent redeployment of our members. This decision which is not faked has further convinced us at ASUSS that the Evangelist Ifede-led TESCOM is a listening one after all. We appreciate the Commission for the bold step taken to review the transfer. We are confident that the board which is reputed for being a listening one, reversible, humane and teacher - based will do what is most expedient".

'"In the spirit of this year's celebration and given your background and percentage, we are looking forward to receiving one heart-cheering piece of news from you - the announcement of the approval for the implementation of the Ogun State Teaching Experience Acquisition Channel (Ogun TEACh), a special intervention program aimed at providing jobs for our teeming unemployed youths,"Lasisi added 

The teachers requested for the approval of their letters for the outstanding promotion 

"we are expecting good news from you on the possibility of having all or part of our outstanding leave allowances approved for the immediate payment; the approval for the release of promotion letters for 2018, 2019 and 2020; payment of accumulated global deductions and running cost to our schools. We believe, if we leave this venue with all these pronouncements in honour of the celebrations, our joy will know no bounds. Most of these requests do not require rocket science to achieve or make reliable", he added

The State wing of Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT, through its Secretary, Comrade Samson Oyelere also made similar request for his members during the celebration

High point of the Celebration was the presentation of cash prizes to outstanding teachers in the primary schools, junior secondary and senior secondary, with Oladapo Oluwakayode Kehinde of Japara High School, junior emerging overall best 

The governor announced the cash reward of cash prize of N2million and two bedroom detachable bungalow to the overall best teacher

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