Gombe Governor pledges to continue prioritizing teacher’s welfare
By Matthew ELOYI
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has said that his administration recognizes the pivotal role of teachers and teaching profession in societal development and will therefore ensure their proper training, welfare and provision of requisite infrastructure to encourage performance and productivity.
This is as teachers in Gombe State joined their counterparts all over the world to commemorate the 2021 Teachers Day on Tuesday.
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“In a goodwill message to mark this year’s World Teachers Day, Governor Inuwa acknowledged their immeasurable contributions and sacrifices to societal development through imparting knowledge and shaping the future of the pupils and students despite obvious challenges,” Ismaila Uba Misilli, Director-General of Press Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Misilli, the Governor described as apt, the theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021 “Teachers at the heart of education recovery” in view of their determined and diligent efforts in the crucial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.
While paying tribute to the teachers on the auspicious occasion, Governor Yahaya reiterated that his administration will continue to take all measures that will promote the wellbeing, development and empowerment of the teachers in the state.
The Governor said his administration established the Teachers Resource Centre in Kwami and strengthened partnership with relevant agencies and organisations with the sole aim of repositioning the education sector and enhancing teachers’ capacity for optimum performance.
Governor Yahaya indicated that the state of emergency he earlier declared on the education was also aimed at taking a holistic approach in providing both human and material resources to reinvigorate the sector and make it more result oriented, acknowledging that the measure is yielding positive results at both basic and secondary levels.