Oyo Declares Wednesday Work-free Day For Teachers


To commemorate the World Teachers  Day, Oyo State Government has declared Wednesday, October 5, as a work-free day for the teachers in the State.

According to a statement by the Commissioner of Education, Science, and Technology in the State, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, the day is particularly set aside to bring global attention to the world most important profession and the welfare of its practitioners.

Congratulating the teachers for their role in the state, Olowofela advised them not rest on their oars in reposition the education sector and collaborate with the State Government towards ensuring the success of the Education Reform Initiative in view of the current national economic challenges.

He affirmed that teacher’s role in the nation building cannot be overemphasized.

In his words, “teachers are an integral part of national development as they passionately mould the lives of future leaders.

“The World Teachers Day, October 5, is a day set aside annually to commemorate the signing of an all-important document of ‘ILO/UNESCO recommendation concerning the pivotal status of Teachers’ adopted by the Ministers of Education of Nations under the United Nations Organisation (UNO) on 5th October 1966,” Olowofela explained.

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