Mr. Sunday Owoeye, Head of Service, State of Osun gave the advice at a seminar organised for newly recruited teachers into the state primary schools, in Osogbo. The ICT centre will be used for learning and research by student. The head of service noted that the technology will greatly assist the teachers in their delivery in the classroom.
He charged the teachers to be good role models to their pupils, “The process that brought you in as teachers into the state primary education is an indication of credibility that remains our watchword in Osun,” he said. “This is the first time any state government in Nigeria will engage the service of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board for the purpose of conducting aptitude tests for applicants.”
“We are consciously doing this to guide against inefficiency in our public schools as primary education is the bedrock of all the strata of education.’’ he stated.
Owoeye explained that the state organised the training for the new entrants to enhance the teachers’ intellectual quality and performances in the classroom, while charging them to be industrious and fear God in the discharge of their duty.
“Certainly, special blessing await you from God if you commit yourself to this job without cutting corners,’’ he said.
He described the recruitment exercise that led to the employment of the 3,000 teachers as unique and unprecedented in the annals of the state.