Oyo- Oyo State has declared today work-free for teachers to mark the World Teachers Day.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, quoted his Education, Science and Technology counterpart, Prof. Joseph Olowofela, as conveying government’s congratulatory message to teachers.
Olowofela urged teachers not to relent in their professional calling to reposition education in the country.
He implored them to collaborate with the government on its education reform efforts.
“The World Teachers Day, October 5, is a day set aside annually to commemorate the signing of an all-important document of ‘ILO/UNESCO recommendation concerning the pivotal status of teachers, adopted by the Ministers of Education of Nations under the United Nations Organisation (UNO) on October 5, 1966.
The day is particularly set aside to bring global attention to the world most profession and the welfare of its practitioners,” Olowofela said.
- News 24