The Ogun State Government said it will recruit additional 1,000 teachers and 200 non-teaching staff in 2015.
The State Teaching Service Commission Full-Time Commissioner 1, Timothy Adebowale, made this known while defending the year 2015 budget estimate before the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation at the State House of Assembly.
He explained that this was as part of measures to ensure an improved qualitative teaching and learning in Public Secondary Schools across the State
Presenting a budget estimate of N 19.184 billion, Mr. Adebowale said the Commission would also ensure even distribution of teachers across the four divisions of the State and prompt payment of salaries and allowances which represent about 90 per cent of the Commission’s budget.
He said the Commission would maintain discipline among teachers through a periodic monitoring in their various schools, adding that the agency would also ensure a cordial working relationship with teachers.
Mr. Adebowale said the Commission would sustain and improve on achievements recorded in the outgoing year so as to retain the State’s top position in the education sector.
In similar vein, the Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Segun Odubela, said that the Ministry has earmarked a total sum of N600million for the renovation of three hundred public Schools in the year 2015.
Mr. Odubela who stated this while defending his Ministry’s budget for 2015 before the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation said the renovation was in addition to 100 public schools earlier renovated by the administration at its inception.
Apart from this, the Commissioner said operational vehicles and other logistics support would be given to the twenty local educational officers of the Ministry for their effective operation.
He said the 2015 estimates had been structured in such a way that would facilitate prompt and quality Service delivery and to facilitate the ‘Mission to Rebuild’ agenda of the State government.
The Commissioner observed that the Ministry, though a social service oriented Agency, would strive to surpass its revenue generation drive for this year.
Other areas the Ministry intends to focus attention at during the year 2015 financial year include; purchase of furniture and fittings, purchase of computers, purchase of power generating sets and projectors amongst others.