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Ekiti News reports that Prof. Femi Akinwumi, the Executive Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, has urged teachers in public primary schools across the state to demonstrate the significant investment by Governor Oyebanji’s administration in the sector by diligently working to sustain the current growth of basic education in the state.

Speaking in Ado Ekiti during the official ceremony for the flag-off of the 2022/2023 promotion interview exercise for public primary school teachers in the state, Prof. Akinwumi reiterated the government’s commitment to providing free and qualitative basic education for the state.

He highlighted recent interventions in the basic education sector, including the payment of over N1.2 billion counterpart fund to UBEC, implementation of over 300 new infrastructural projects, recruitment of 1,500 new teachers, regular payment of salaries, allowances, running grants, training, retraining of teachers, and procurement of 1,145 tablet computer devices for the teachers.

Prof. Akinwumi assured that car and housing loans for the teachers are ready for disbursement, emphasizing the government’s determination to make life comfortable for them and maintain a conducive working environment.

He noted Governor Oyebanji’s unwavering support for the teaching profession, evidenced by the prompt payment of salary, allowances, and incentives, and urged teachers to reciprocate through hard work and dedication.

The exercise, held simultaneously in five different centers, attracted over 4,000 teachers eligible for promotion from the state’s 915 public primary schools.

Accompanying the chairman were the Board’s commissioners for Project Management, Human Resources Management, and the Permanent Secretary, along with other Management staff of the Board, to monitor the success of the exercise.

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