Ekiti recruits 600 secondary school teachers

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The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has charged teachers in the state to always display commitment to diligence, excellence and integrity in molding a total child both in academic and moral excellence.

Dr Fayemi gave the charge while flagging off a three- day induction programme for newly recruited secondary school teachers in the state held at saint Louis Grammar school, Ikere Ekiti.

Dr Fayemi, said the process of selecting applicants were transparent, competitive and merit- based regardless of background, gender, religion, political colouration and in some cases state of origin.

The Governor stressed that the quest to build not only best teachers but also produce best schools and best students in every subject can only be achieved with the cooperation and commitment of all stakeholders in the education sector.

He stated that the induction was the first of its kind in the last ten years in the State, adding that his administration was committed to the training and retraining of Ekiti workers.

Earlier, the Chairman, Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission, Babatunde Abegunde disclosed that the number of the newly appointed teachers made a 9 percent increase in the current stock of teachers in the State and 3% of the total applicants for the teaching job.

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He commended the Governor for not only raising quality and standard of teaching but for demonstrating strong quest to restoring education values in the state.

Some of the new teachers were of the view that the induction course would prepare them for the task ahead in the teaching profession.

The 600 newly recruited teachers were part of the 20,000 candidates that jostled for employment into the State teaching Service Commission as well as those who transferred their service from other cadres to the Commission.

The induction ceremony had in attendance the Head of Service, Mrs Peju Babafemi, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Dr Adebimpe Aderiye, Special Adviser on Basic and Secondary Education, Professor Francisca Aladejana, Tutor General for Ekiti South, Mrs Ojo Olufunke Rhoda and other top government functionaries.

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