Members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers singing their solidarity song at the 2021 World Teachers’ Day Celebration held in Ikeja, Lagos.
Teachers in Lagos State have appealed to the state government to further address the problem of shortage of Teachers and over-crowdedness of Classrooms in public schools.
The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Lagos State, Comrade Akintoye Hassan made the plea on behalf of his members at the World Teachers’ Day Celebration held in Ikeja, Lagos.
He said although the Lagos State government had done a lot in repositioning the education sector, primary and secondary schools still needed more teachers to attend to the ever increasing number of students being enrolled in public schools every year.
He stressed that the Provision of additional Teachers’ Buses and Refurbishment of Old ones would also go a long at easing the transportation challenges being experienced by some students and teachers.
He also mentioned that the Provision of additional Students’ and Teachers’ Furniture in Schools would address the problem of shortage of furniture in public school.
Comrade Hassan however, assured the government that his members would continue to put in their best in the classroom to ensure that the standard of education in the state improved.
The Chairman, Lagos State Teaching Service Commission, Mrs. Olabisi Ariyo assured teachers in the state that government would not relent in it’s efforts at providing good welfare packages for teachers.
She also gave the assurance that the Lagos State government would continue to invest positively in the education sector so as to produce well trained students that would be able to compete favourably with their peers across the world.
On his part, the immediate past chairman of NUT, Lagos State, Otunba Adedoyin Adesina appealed to government at all levels to address the problem of insecurity in the country as this had been of great threat to the nation’s education sector.
He explained that the rate at which students and teachers were being kidnapped particularly, in the Northern part of the country had become worrisome and as such all hands must be on deck to address the problem in the interest of the nation’s educational system.
The highlight of the event was the cutting of the celebration cake.