THE Oyo State Government has announced the cancellation of a six-year waiting period of teachers in the state.
Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Nureni Adeniran made the disclosure on Thursday during a live interview programme on the state broadcasting station in Ibadan.
Dr Adeniran said the promotion waiting period for teachers on Grade level 13 and above was initially six years, but it had been adjusted to be at par with that of the mainstream civil service.
The SUBEB boss added that this was necessitated by the fact that the welfare of teachers and stakeholders in the education sector was paramount to the governor, applauding the governor for investment in laudable projects, which in turn was enhancing effective learning and quality academic activities.
Dr Adeniran stressed that the board and other educational bodies in the state were committed to the gradual improvement and performance of learners, reiterating the commitment of the government to sustaining the drive for quality education in the state.
In a related development, the state government has commenced the distribution of exercise books to students of public secondary schools and technical colleges for the 2021/2022 academic session.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, made this known to newsmen.
Abdu-Raheem said the move was another forward leap in the history of education in the state, as it would assist parents in reducing the cost of education for their children.
He noted that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov Makinde had invested a lot of fund in personnel and education materials from the OYO Education Trust Fund’s purse, so as to bring greater development to the sector.
Similarly, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has applauded the state government’s gesture toward its members.