From Taofiq Jimoh Adeniyi, Ilorin
The Kwara State Government has again reiterated its commitment towards empowering teachers and educational development in the state.
The state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq made the commitment today, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the 2019/2020 Kwara Teachers’ Summit and Book Festival organized by Mighty Demolex Educational Publisher Nigeria Limited in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development.
The Festival which held at Kwara State Banquet Hall, Ilorin, had as its theme, “Empowering Teachers to meet the need of 21st Century.”
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Mariam Ayodeji Garba, the Governor revealed that, “Education remains the most vital foundation for the development of any society.
“Therefore, any society that fails to prioritize the education of its members does so at its own peril. Invariably, the success or otherwise of our education essentially revolves around the quality of teachers”.
He therefore assured teachers that his administration will mobilize available resources to ensure that Kwara State regain its rightful position as the fore front in educational development in not just in Northern Nigeria but Nigeria as a whole.
Mallam AbdulRahman also said his government will soon unveil welfare packages that will put smiles on the faces of distinguished teachers in the state.
Earlier, in his speech, the Chief Executive Officer, Mighty Demolex Educational Publisher commended the present administration for taking education development as a priority and also offsetting the arrears of sunset workers in the state stressing that the gesture will boost the morale of teachers and give them the opportunity to put in their best.
In his lecture, Professor Alfred Adegoke implored both Federal and State Governments to partner with relevant educational institutions and agencies to initiate a curriculum review process for training of teachers in the country to focus on the needs of 21st century learner and create a learners centered curriculum for training of teachers.
The program was well attended with over 500 teachers and education stakeholders in the State.