- Governor Yahaya Bello 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 Bello extolled teachers for the critical role they play in moulding and building the society
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has congratulated teachers in the state on the occasion of this year's World Teachers' Day, restating his administration's unflinching commitment to their improved welfare and well-being.
Bello in a statement issued on Monday, October 5 by his spokesman, Onogwu Mohammed extolled teachers for the critical role they play in moulding and building the society through their quality teachings.
According to him, teachers remain the father of all other professions, noting that nobody could attain any height in his or her professional calling without first of all being taught by a teacher.
Part of the statement read:
“Unarguably, teachers are the fathers of all professions! For anyone to be able to read and write, he or she must have been taught by a teacher or many teachers.
“The teaching profession is what gives birth to other professions and professionals.
“No one becomes a lawyer, doctor, engineer, nurse, pilot, architect, builder, journalist, pharmacist etc without a teacher.
“It, therefore, means that teachers occupy a prominent position in the society and as a government, we ever remain committed to improving on the welfare and well-being of this category of workers to enable them to give their best.
“Besides our commitment to improving the welfare of teachers, we are also committed to giving facelifts to our educational infrastructures across the state to engender conducive teaching and learning atmosphere for our teeming teachers and students.”
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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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