The Harvard trained ,board certified cardiovascular surgeon and 2023 Oyo State Governorship hopeful -Chief Dr. Azeez Popoola Adeduntan has congratulated teachers in the state & the country,on the occasion of this Year Teachers’ Day.
Chief Dr. Adeduntan in a statement by his media office and made available to Journalists in Ibadan, -the state capital appreciated the efforts made by the teachers to keep the education system smooth and their dedication to their work.
Osi Basorun Adeduntan ,-a former Commissioner of health in the state ,and 2019 vetted and cleared APC Governorship aspirant ;who is currently moving round the state on consultation with political stakeholders stated that in his days, he was not only taught, but the right values were inculcated in him;said teachers should be empowered and have the freedom to carry out their duties in an educationally conducive atmosphere.
The Founder and Chairman, Dr Azeez Popoola Adeduntan Foundation (DAPAF) -Nigeria & the USA said this year theme of the World Teachers Day “Teachers at the heart of education recovery” is very apt because of the fact that the world is dealing with a major crisis.
He noted that In the middle of a pandemic, teachers truly are at the heart of education recovery.
With the world going digital during Covid-19, teachers have faced various challenges but have come out stronger.
“Since the beginning, teachers were seen facing issues like connectivity,-not being able to focus on the screen at once with so many children and there were teachers who were not very tech-savvy. All these challenges were very common.
Despite all this , the teachers made sure they provided the necessary classes to their students and attended them individually. They were at work 24/7 daily.
This year’s theme is a reminder of all these contributions and hard work that the
teachers had put in during the pandemic.”
Adeduntan emphasised the need to consider in earnest, the direction our educational system should take, regardless of what resources are at the disposal of the government at all levels.
The Governorship Hopeful assured that come May 29, 2023, -GOD WILLING,(power endorsement ,death & living)belong to him ONLY),& if the electorates in the state vote him in as the Governor, empowerment of teachers will be the priority of his government ,especially now that the United Nations has adopted it ,as the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal for Education.
Special salary scale for teachers announced recently by the Federal Government will be domesticated in OYO state.immediately.The days of teachers receiving their rewards in heaven will be buried in oyo state for ever.
“On behalf of my immediate family, my teeming supporters across the state,Nigeria & Diaspora I wish all Teachers in the state, “Happy Celebration.”
“May God bless OYO state and the Federal Republic of NIgeria-“Adeduntan prayerfully concluded.