- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has joined the long list of prominent Nigerians celebrating the nation's teachers
- Monday, October 5 is being celebrated as the World Teachers' Day for the year 2020
- Governor Okowa in a statement, praised Nigerian teachers for the role in nation-building
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Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended teachers in Nigeria for their role in nation-building as they join their counterparts to celebrate World Teachers' Day 2020 on Monday, October 5.
In a statement by his spokesman Olisa Ifeajika, the governor said that teachers were the bedrock of the development of any nation, adding that no other profession can metamorphose without the input of teachers.
He commended teachers in Delta for their commitment to teaching and learning in all public and private schools in the state, and affirmed that his administration placed a high premium on the welfare of teachers and other workers in the public service.
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According to the governor, the state government has continued to ensure that the salaries of teachers were paid regularly as and when due.
He added that as a government, his administration is committed to improving the environment for teaching and learning, which had resulted in the construction and rehabilitation of school buildings and provision of furniture for teachers and students.
Part of the statement read:
"As an administration, we place a very high premium on the welfare of teachers and other workers in the state hence the regular payment of their salaries as and when due.
"We have also ensured that we improve on the teaching and learning environment for our teachers and students through the provision and necessary infrastructure and materials.
“For these efforts we have made in rejuvenating our public schools, our people now have confidence in patronising public schools in Delta.”
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Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari approved a special salary scale for Nigerian teachers in commemoration of the World Teachers Day.
This was disclosed by Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, in a speech he read while representing the president at the celebration of the 2020 World Teachers Day.
The president also increased the service years for teachers from 35 to 40 years, while noting that the implementation of the new salary scheme is to encourage teachers in delivering better service in their respective areas of assignment.
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