The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board has urged the 1,300 newly employed primary school teachers in the state to see their employment as a call to duty and service to humanity.
In a statement on Sunday issued by the Public Affairs Officer of the board, Seyi Akitoye, said, the appointment letters were issued to the newly employed primary school teachers on April 15.
This was in response to the directive of the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to employ 1300 primary school teachers to boost the manpower in the public primary schools.
The statement quoted the Chairman of the board, Ganiyu Sopeyin, as urging the teachers to help the state to achieve its set goals in the area of primary education.
Mr. Sopeyin, according to the statement, said the new teachers were appointed following an open competitive process by the state government, which was adjudged to be of international standard.
He also reaffirmed that the present administration had invested in education in order to make public primary schools more attractive and competitive.
“The teaching profession is a noble profession which demands high professionalism.
“The new teachers should remember they were given opportunities which many are still seeking.
“This is a golden opportunity for you to contribute your own quota to the development of the state.
“You are going to be teaching our wards who are future leaders; we are entrusting you with our future, therefore, we want the best from you,” the statement quoted Mr. Sopeyin as saying.
He warned that public service was guided by rules and regulations, noting that diligence and hard work would be rewarded, while any erring teacher would be sanctioned.