Be a teacher, not a cheater – Fayemi tells Ekiti teachers
The Ekiti State Government says it will not tolerate mediocrity among teachers across the public Primary and Secondary schools in the state with emphasis for them to be creative, committed and embrace moral excellence.
Governor Kayode Fayemi stated this while presenting appointment letters to the six hundred newly recruited Primary School Teachers held in Ado-Ekiti.
Governor Fayemi said the future of the state was tied to the success of the younger generation more so that the education sector remained the most thriving industry in Ekiti.
Represented by the Deputy Governor Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Dr Fayemi urged them to always display integrity in the discharge of their duties and shun immoralities which could in turn impact negatively to the system.
He explained that the government was conscious of providing a conducive teaching environment across the schools, hence the need for teachers to reciprocate the gesture.
While speaking on the recruitment process, Governor Fayemi observed that those recruited were based on merit, transparent and devoid of political, religion, gender, background and ethnic colourations.
Governor Fayemi tasked them to take advantage of the five-day training programme and induction service organised for newly recruited teachers to improve on their capabilities.
The Ekiti State number one citizen said his administration would not tolerate teachers who might cheat on the system, hence, the need to be a good teacher and not a cheater.
Earlier, the Executive Chairman, Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, Professor Femi Akinwumi counseled them to always take good care of pupils who he said were still in their formative years.
Professor Akinwumi also appreciated Governor Fayemi for clearing all outstanding counterpart funds owed to UBEC covering 2015 to 2020 and urged the new intakes to purge themselves from acts of laziness, truancy and lateness to duty.
In their goodwill messages, Mr Sola Ajiborode challenged the newly recruited teachers to see their appointments as a treasure that must be protected by doing everything possible in their capabilities to improve the standard of education.
Ekiti State SUBEB Coordinator, Mr Sunday Aremo noted that the passion for improving the education sector and making education more meaningful to the younger generation should be promoted by the newly recruited teachers.
In her own submission, the Special Adviser to Governor on Basic, Secondary and Vocational Education, Professor Francesca Aladejana challenged teachers to always move with the digital trends of imparting knowledge for them not to be found wanting in the teaching profession.