Ondo to Recruit 2000 Teachers, Pay over N500m WAEC Fees

As part of its efforts to reposition the education sector, the Ondo state government has approved the recruitment of 2000 teachers into the state civil service.

The state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, made this known on Thursday at the commissioning of late Rosa Jane Pelly legacy project at Fiwasaye Girls’ Grammar School in Akure.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Olayide Adelami, said his administration will continue to prioritize education as he disclosed that the government’s investments in education is now producing positive results.

According to him, “I am glad to say that the state government’s huge investments 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 2000 teachers into both our primary and secondary schools. This is to inject new blood into our schools. Recently, the state government approved five hundred and fifty million Naira (N550,000,000.00) for registration of students in the state-owned secondary schools for the 2024 WAEC examination.”

He lauded the commitment of Miss R. Jane Pelly, who served as the pioneer principal of Fiwasaye Girls’ Grammar school between 1960 and 1973, calling on well 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 immense contributions to the development of education in the state.

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

While highlighting the achievements of the state government, Special Adviser to Ondo state governor on education, Dr Olawumi Ilawole, said Governor Aiyedatiwa’s interventions in the education sector is unprecedented.

She listed part of the interventions in the sector to include increase in budgetary allocation to education, regular promotion of teachers, and sponsorship of students to both national and international competitions.

John Paul Akinduro
Spokesperson to Ondo State Deputy Governor

March 15, 2024

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