Plans are underway by the Ogun state government to employ about 2,000 teachers to boost the learners-teacher ratio across schools with special emphasis on rural areas.
The state Commissioner for Education, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu made this known while receiving a member of the House of Representatives representing Yewa North/Imeko Afon Federal Constituency, Prince Gboyega Isiaka who visited him, in commemoration of International Day of Education.
Professor Arigbabu said the government would not relent in providing a conducive environment for all-round learning in schools across the state.
Earlier, the member of the Federal lawmaker, Prince Gboyega Isiaka had identified an inadequate number of teachers in many schools in his constituency as a major factor affecting students’ performance.
Prince Isiaka appealed to the state government to recruit and post more teachers to the areas needed to improve the situation and reduce the workload on the available teachers.
He restated his readiness to complement the efforts of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration towards enhancing the state’s growth.
Prince Isiaka who explained that the visit was aimed at deliberating on the state of education in the Constituency with a view to proffering solutions to the identified challenges was accompanied by notable leaders in the area, including the Commissioner for Sports Development, Mr Wasiu Isiaka, Mr Razaq Oduntan, Mr Olusola Oke, Mr Job Akintan, Mr. Caleb Adegbite, and Mr. Tunde Aninkan.