Fayemi Commends Teachers For WAEC Performance

October 6, 2013

Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has commended teachers in the state for their role in the improvement in the West African Examination (WAEC) results of students in 2013.

He spoke yesterday in Christ School, Ado Ekiti at the World Teachers’ Day celebrations.

According to the governor, the support of teachers was primarily responsible for students’ performance despite the renovation of the entire 180 secondary schools in the state and the laptop per student programme.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Prof Modupe Adelabu, disclosed the state recorded 52 % minimum pass in this year’s West African Examination Ccouncil (WAEC) results contrary to 20% in last year’s.

Fayemi, who presented four brand new cars to best teachers in primary and secondary schools, assured that his administration will sustain the mutual love and understanding with teachers and other workers.

The four teachers are Mr. Aniyikaye Daniel, C.A.C Ara Ijero primary school, Ara-Ijero, who was adjudged the best primary school teacher and Mr. Omole Sylvester, Corpus Christi, Ilawe-Ekiti.

Others are best primary school administrator, Mrs. Ibinuwa Yemisi of St. Luke Anglican Primary School, Ikun-Araromi and best secondary school administrator, Mrs. Fatuase Titiloye of Amoye Grammar School, Ikere-Ekiti.

The commissioner for Education, Mr. Kehinde Ojo urged the teachers to uphold professionalism, adding that they also should strive to sustain the pace of development of education in the state.

The chairmen of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools(ASUSS), Comrade Sola Adigun and his counterpart in the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Samuel Akosile, demanded the payment of full implementation of the 27.5% Teachers Peculiar Allowance in the state.

They also commended the administration for implementing 16% of the Special Allowance, saying the gesture has further aided mutual understanding between government and workers.


This article was first published in The Nation


Last modified: October 6, 2013

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