Teachers are no doubt essential instruments necessary for the moulding of the minds of the younger generation.
However, the teaching profession seems like a vulnerable occupation, owing to the recurring attacks on schools as well as its negative impact on the country’s education sector, among others.
This invariably calls for a discourse on an end to terrorism and attacks on schools at the Nigeria Union of Teachers’ 58th National Delegates’ Conference held in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu represented by the Oyo State Director Coordinating Evaluator, Federal Education Quality Assurance Service, Odeleye Abimbola said the discourse no doubt comes at a time when the country needs to leverage the education sector to improve the economy.
She likewise reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to providing an environment conducive to learning and teaching.
Also speaking, the Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde represented by the state Chief of Staff, Segun Ogunwuyi said the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration is committed to ensuring inclusive education and improved welfare for teachers.
On his part, the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Comrade Audu Amba decried the devastating impact of the attacks on schools and called on governments at all levels to be responsive to their duties.
Earlier in his address, the Oyo State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Comrade Oladimeji Raji called on the state government to promptly approve the implementation of increment of retirement age and length of service.
It is therefore important to state that without the knowledge teachers impact on the learners, the development will be impeded.