Ondo govt approves employment of 2,000 teachers

The Ondo State Government has approved the recruitment of 2,000 teachers to the state civil service as part of its attempts to reposition the education sector.

The state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, announced this on Friday during the opening of the late Rosa Jane Pelly legacy project at Fiwasaye Girls’ Grammar School in Akure.

Aiyedatiwa, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Olayide Adelami, stated that his administration will continue to promote education.

“I am glad to say that the state government’s huge investment in the education sector is yielding positive results as our students are doing well on all fronts.

“It is a known fact that Ondo State is now a force to reckon with in the education sector, both nationally and internationally.

“We have recently approved the recruitment of 2,000 teachers into both our primary and secondary schools.

“This is to inject new blood into our schools.

“Recently, the state government approved N550 million registration of students in the state-owned secondary schools for the 2024 WAEC examination,” he said.

He lauded the commitment of Miss Jane Pelly, who served as the pioneer principal of Fiwasaye Girls’ Grammar School between 1960 and 1973, calling on good spirited Nigerians to partner the state in achieving its educational goals.

In her opening remarks, the Principal of Fiwasaye Girls’ Grammar School Akure, Mrs Temitope Ojoge, commended the state government and the donor for their contributions to the development of education in the state.

She said the building did not only symbolise progress and growth but also embodied the spirit of resilience and determination that defined the school community.