The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to teachers’ excellence, just as it inducted 1,775 probationary teachers into the Post Primary Teaching Service.
The newly employed teachers are to undergo a five-day induction programme as approved by Governor Babatunde Fashola.
The opening ceremony of the programme held on Thursday at the Public Service Staff Development Centre, Magodo, Lagos.
Addressing the new teachers, the Director-General of the centre, Mrs. Olabunmi Fabamwo, said the induction programme was designed to introduce the teachers to the ethics, norms and values of public service.
She said, “We believe that given the way we have worked with our collaborators on this project, these new teachers would start their career with the necessary impetus for growth.”
In his own remarks at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary, Teachers’ Establishment and Pensions Office, Mr. Ojora Adejiyan, said there had never been a unified formal induction training for newly employed teachers in the state. Hence, it was a demonstration of government’s renewed commitment to the training of teachers and learning outcomes in schools.
While emphasing the importance of education in nation building, he urged the participants to be hardworking and to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the training.