The Lagos State Government has charged Teachers in the State to embrace self development, especially in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), stressing that this will go a long way to add value to their jobs and make them more efficient, effective and relevant in the teaching profession.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Establishment, Mrs. Sewanu Ayodele Amosu, gave the charge during a courtesy visit to her office by the representatives of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Lagos State Chapter.
The Permanent Secretary expressed her appreciation to the Union for the visit, promising that all issues raised by the team leader would be looked into and forwarded to the appropriate authorities for consideration in order to move the education sector forward.
While emphasizing that the mandate given to her by Governor Ambode was to ensure that the retirement benefits accrued to retired Teachers are paid promptly, Mrs. Amosu enjoined them to join hand with the present administration in its determination to improve on the lives of the good people of Lagos State.
Earlier, Comrade J. A. Olaifa, who led the visiting team, stated that their visit was to identify with the appointment of Mrs. Sewanu Ayodele Amosu as the Permanent Secretary of the Establishment as well as seek government support on improving teachers’ welfare.
Comrade Olaifa stated that there is an urgent need to enhance the training, pension, establishment matters and loans pertaining to teachers in Lagos State Schools.
He commended the present administration on the quick release of year 2015 promotion examination results which outcome was favorably to those who sat for the examinations, and assured her of full cooperation so that the education sector can excel and attain greater height.
Those present at the event were Directors and other top officials of the Ministry including members of the Union in Lagos.