EKITI State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has approved two hundred million naira to take care of car and housing loan requests by teachers, which were pending at the State’s Ministry of Education.
Giving the approval today, Fayeminoted that only well-motivated teachers can mould excellent students. While pleading with the teachers and other stakeholders in the state’s education sector to show more commitment to the progress of the students, the governor assured that his administration will provide necessary support.
Also today, Governor Fayemi issued an executive order revoking education levies in primary and secondary schools in the state. Governor Fayemi said the executive order further demonstrates the commitment of the administration to free, compulsory and uninterrupted access to formal primary and secondary school education throughout the State.
He said through free education, the state government is set to curtail the growing number of school dropouts in primary and secondary schools.
Responding, the state NUT Chairman, Comrade Samuel Olugbesan, commended the government and assured that teachers would be more committed and dedicated to their duties since the government has decided to make their welfare a top priority.