The Ekiti State Wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has expressed support to the Executive Order 001 prohibiting the collection of unauthorized fee by head teachers and principals of public schools.
Describing the order as a step in right direction, the union commended the state government for payment of West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) registration of students in public secondary schools in the State.
The Chairman of NUT, Ekiti State Wing, Mr. Samuel Olugbesan who led other executive members on a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi in his office in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, explained that their visit was to open up channel of communication on ways to further improve the quality and standard of education in Ekiti.
Assuring the state government of the union’s readiness to support and partner the government in moving education forward, Olugbesan sought for the consultation of stakeholders in the education sector in arriving at policies and decisions affecting teachers in the State.
According to Olugbesan: “Your Excellency, let me hasten to point out that NUT wholeheartedly support the government position on certain issues as it concerns the running of schools in Ekiti State through Executive Order 001. It is a right step in right direction.
“Your Excellency, we may not be able to hide our feelings to declare that much would be achieved and accomplished in the field of education by your government to the glory of your great party, if NUT as a legitimate Trade Union of Teachers in both primary, secondary and technical colleges in Ekiti State are not only given adequate recognition, concerns it deserves, but also be involved along with others agencies of education in policies and decisions in the field of education, all in a bid to sustain and improve on industrial harmony existing in the field of education in Ekiti State.
“Your Excellency, we want to thank this government for payment of WAEC registration fee of students in public secondary schools in Ekiti State.”
Responding, Egbeyemi tasked the union on diligence and strict adherence to government order.
Source: Ekiti State News
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