Ekiti govt. tasks teachers on dedication to duties, as schools resume

Ekiti govt. tasks teachers on dedication to duties, as schools resume

Prof. Femi Akinwumi, the Chairman of Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has urged primary school teachers in the state to rededicate themselves to duties, as schools resume after a seven-month closure.


He made the call in a statement by Mr Tope Babalola, the SUBEB Director of Social Mobilisation, on Monday in Ado-Ekiti.


Akinwumi enjoined the teachers to adhere strictly to the guidelines issued by government to curb the spread of COVID-19 in schools and other public places.


He urged teachers to work assiduously towards accomplishing the task of ensuring their safety and the pupils’ safety as well.


He stressed that the teachers must ensure the proper preparation of the pupils for the forthcoming common entrance and placement examinations.


Akinwumi said that the tasks were achievable if the teachers remained diligent, committed and focused in discharging their duties.


Akinwumi pledged the commitment of Gov. Kayode Fayemi’s administration to providing good teaching and learning environment in schools, while ensuring the training and re-training of teachers in public schools.


Besides, the SUBEB chairman said that all public primary schools in the state had been provided with herbicides and spray pumps, adding that there was, therefore, no excuse bushy environment in schools.


He said that the new method of rigorous and continuous schools’ inspection, recommended by the Universal Basic Educational Commission (UBEC) Quality Assurance, would come into full effect in the state in the new term.


The state government has announced Sept. 21 as date for partial re-opening of primary and secondary schools in the state, thus ending months of closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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