Dr. Fayemi said the payment of the minimum wage was motivating workers, especially teachers, to provide the best for the state and regain lost glory and pride of being the nerve center of education in the country.
The governor, who spoke amid applause by highly elated teachers and public servants present in the celebration of World Teachers’ Day 2019 in ado- Ekiti on Saturday, however, teachers the task of fighting for the realization of supply for return to the state a leading position in education.
He said, “We will start paying minimum wage to workers in Ekiti N30,000 with effect from this month. We are determined to reward diligence because workers, including teachers, have made the state proud. “
Dr. Fayemi, who reiterated his government’s determination to protect and preserve the fundamental values of Ekiti make educational capital of the nation, said he decided to establish more schools in Ado Ekiti to decongest schools in the capital and make the learning environment more conducive.
The governor said: “The only way we can regain our lost glory in education is to encourage our teachers in service and out. I will promote technical and functional education in this state. “
Fayemi said the continued recruitment of over 2,000 teachers in public primary and secondary schools was part of the mission of the administration to safeguard the future of the state.
2000 teachers newly hired, he says, are to cover the resulting vacancies arising from retirement of teachers and added that the teaching profession still needs men and bright, vibrant and agile to sustain the profession in the state women.
The governor said: “I have also made sure that all school-age students are in schools in line with the Education Act makes basic education compulsory and in line with global best practices.
“In Certificate Examination of the School Examinations Council West Africa this year, Ekiti was the 12th since I want to greet our master, but that’s not where it belongs Ekiti, we must continually more up to number one” said.
The governor also indicated that auto loans and housing will soon be extended to primary school teachers, adding that the names of two of the General tutors soon be announced. This, he said, put teachers on the same pedestal with counterparts public servant with the potential to rise to the position of permanent secretary.
Fayemi said his administration would continue the mandate of the National Education Policy, which makes it compulsory for all school-age children in the state of Ekiti.
He said, “I note, of course, what the president said NUT here about loans being extended to primary school teachers, and I want to assure you that you will be given very serious consideration. I also want to let you know that the government has concluded plans to ensure that we start paying the minimum wage of N30,000 with effect from this month.
“Let me say specifically that two new appointments tutor-General have approved and will be announced next week and the third, of course, continue with the removal of the third General tutor. On the other on the promotion request, arrears of wages and bonuses go out, I want to assure you that we would not renege on our promise and we are doing everything possible to establish the outstanding obligations at all. As I have assured my recent meeting with all workers.
“I wish to state emphatically that we are running over time and vision to ensure delivery of the dividends of democracy to all the good people of Ekiti.
In other words, we will do everything humanly possible to leave no stone unturned to make life easier and more comfortable for our people both at home and in the diaspora.
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