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ONI LAMENTS LACK OF QUALITY TEACHERS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

By Lere Olayinka

Ekiti State Governor, Engr .Segun Oni has expressed disaffection at the way single teachers are made to handle numerous subjects in the nation's primary schools, noting that the trend could slow down the basic education programme of the federal government.

The Governor explained that his administration has taken steps in erasing the mix – up through the introduction of pilot schools equipped with teachers who are saddled to teach their subjects of specialization in the primary schools.

Oni, who was playing host to the Yoruba Educational Organizations, Egbe Akomolede Yoruba and Egbe Omo Oduduwa World Assembly in Ado Ekiti said the gesture would assist the upcoming generations of teachers to thrive in their chosen careers and as well help in providing a better foundation for the pupils .

He lamented the dwindling fortune of the Yoruba culture, morals and values, adding that the state government would assist the organizations in their attempt to ensure that the language gains more global recognition.

He urged the groups to ensure that the core values of the Yoruba race are restored through seminars, workshops and other forms of campaigns so that the race could regain its rightful place .

The Governor who noted that politics could tear the organizations apart and make them lose focus , charged them to eschew partisan politics and remain focused as a socio–cultural organization to enable them achieve their objectives .

Earlier, Chief Dipo Gbenro and Prince Ogunlesi Abiodun who led the two groups respectively had appealed to the state government to assist their organizations in implementing various programmes which were aimed at moving the Yoruba race forward .


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