Adeniran, who spoke while hosting members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) State Executive Council led by the Union Leader, Comrade Samson Adedoyin, also told teachers that the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde is ensuring that they earn their reward here on earth and not just in heaven.
The latest appointee, Comrade Oladimeji Raji, who has served for 30 years in the Oyo State Teaching Service, is the present Treasurer of the Teachers Union of Nigeria.
Comrade Raji is committed to the welfare of teachers and works at Progressive Day School II, Aladorin, Ibadan, according to the Executive Chairman.
Dr. Nureni Adeniran disclosed that Oyo State Government intends to carry teachers in the state along in the scheme of things at the Board especially in the execution of educational policies and programmes of the state government, through the appointment of one of them.
Adeniran said the appointment is borne out of the present administration’s commitment to the welfare of teachers, assuring teachers in the state that SUBEB, under his watch, would not stop being teachers’ friendly.
He added that teachers’ interests would not be compromised at all, even as he said that they know the best way to address their problems since some of them were once teachers.
The SUBEB Chair listed some of the ways Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration has motivated teachers for higher productivity to include prompt payment of salaries and allowance to primary school teachers in the state.
Dr. Nureni however appealed to members of NUT to collaborate with the Board, urging the NUT leadership to do its utmost best to sensitize its members on the efforts of the State Government on their course.
He said the board will not hesitate to discipline erring teachers who refuse to adhere to the rules of service, adding that, the present administration is working on modalities to recruit new teachers in the Basic Education sector.
However, Dr. Adeniran told NUT’s leadership that the Board had identified some of the problems facing teachers in the state and would turn to action immediately.
Earlier, Comrade Samson Adedoyin, Chairman of the NUT, praised the State Government for its devotion to the welfare of teachers, even as he called on the State Government to explore other areas in which teachers need intervention.