To commemorate World Teachers’ Day, the Government of Ekiti State distributed cheques worth over N35 million to teachers and administrators for their outstanding contributions to education in the state.
The recipients of these awards included the best teachers in both primary and secondary school categories. Additional awards, such as consolation prizes and larger rewards, were presented to outstanding educators.
These rewards complement the focus of Governor Oyebanji’s administration on providing qualitative education and fostering human capital development.
For instance, the Ekiti state government has allocated over N2 billion for the renovation and upgrading of schools across all sixteen local government areas in the state, with the aim of creating a more conducive learning environment.
Ekiti government has also addressed the issue of teacher shortages by conducting two consecutive recruitment exercises, hiring 1500 primary school teachers and 500 secondary school teachers.
These efforts are further supported by the provision of free, compulsory, and accessible basic and secondary education in public schools, as well as the prompt payment of salaries, running grants, and counterpart funds to expedite SUBEB/UBEC Intervention Projects.
Under the leadership of Governor Biodun Oyebanji, the Government of Ekiti State remains a model sub-national government committed to providing qualitative education, promoting skill acquisition, and fostering innovation to empower the youth for the future.