Ogun Private School Owners Seek Harmonization Of Taxes...Join Teachers In Endorsing Abiodun For Second Term - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Ogun Private School Owners Seek Harmonization Of Taxes...Join Teachers In Endorsing Abiodun For Second Term

Owners of private schools in Ogun State have called for harmonization of taxes being paid to government, even as they joined members of the State wing of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in endorsing the re-election bid of Governor Dapo Abiodun in this Saturday March 11, 2023 governorship poll 

President of National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS)in the state , Mr. Adekunle  Osibemiwo who made the call on Tuesday in Abeokuta, also appealed to the governor to appoint  a person with disability to head the Special Education department in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Also speaking, the State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Akinola Abiodun during an interactive session with the governor, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, noted with delight the efforts of the government in repositioning the education sector for greater performance.

"Your government has taken education to greater heights. We are not partisan, but we are 100 percent behind you as our employer. We will support and work for your return", the NUT boss assured 

" We will go from house to house and be your canvassers because you are a silent achiever whose achievements will remain indelible for a long time", he said.

Akinola commended the State Government for upgrading schools, training and retraining of teachers, resuscitating offices of principal/headteacher-general and the introduction of Digiclass as well as cancellation of levies in schools.

The NUT chairman, however,
called for recruitment of more teachers to replace those that have retired, restoration of teachers peculiar allowance and payment of leave bonus arrears.

Responding, Governor  Abiodun, said his administration had renovated more than 100 public schools, built 1,500 affordable housing units, constructed over 400 kilometres of road, while the construction of the Agro-cargo airport at Illisan is ongoing with the landing of aircrafts.

He described teachers as pathfinders who nurture and bring up morally upright children for the society, lauding them for contributing  to the peace in the state by inculcating the right values in their pupils.

"I want to thank you for your understanding and support. Without your cooperation, it would have been impossible to achieve the much that we have achieved", the governor appreciated the teachers

"We will look into the multi taxation issue and harmonize it. I will also appoint a Special Assistant to oversee that Special Education Office in the Ministry of Education", he said.

The governor noted that plans had been concluded to commence the Digital Lesson Plan in schools while running costs for schools would be released without further delay.

Abiodun later announced the release of brand new cars for the newly appointed Headteacher-Generals in the state.

L-R: The President, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Otunba Osibemiwo Adekunle; chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Femi Majekodunmi; Governor Dapo Abiodun and the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu during a parley with teachers' associations in the state on Tuesday

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