FCTA To Improve Teachers’ Welfare – Bello
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has reiterated its commitment to the development of the education sector and the improvement of the welfare of teachers in the territory.
The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello, gave the pledge on Monday at the occasion of the 2020 World Teachers Day.
Bello, who congratulated all the teachers in the FCT on the celebration of the World Teachers Day, said his administration will continue to pay a lot of attention to the welfare of teachers as well as their professional training.
The minister said, “Education is the bedrock of society and no nation desirous of progress and development can afford to ignore the education sector”
“We remain committed to the development of education in all its ramifications in the FCT and we will continue to commit time and resources to ensure that the sector meets up with the expectations of residents of the FCT.
“We remain committed to the improvement of the welfare of our teachers and recognize that constant professional training will ensure that they give their best in the discharge of their duties. A teacher cannot impart knowledge that he or she does not have. Training is therefore very essential.”
Speaking on the importance of teachers in society, Bello said that the quality of a nation’s educational system is largely as good as the quality of its teachers.
He, therefore, charged FCT teachers to renew their commitment to duty especially now that schools are getting set to re-open after the long forced closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FCT Minister commended the efforts of Ms. Omoregbe Doreen Osarobo of Junior Secondary School (JSS) Gwagwalada, who emerged the 5th best junior public school teacher in the country during the World Teachers’ Day ceremony.
He said Osarobo’s recognition was a testament to the hard work and dedication of FCT school teachers who have always impressed on the national stage.
The Minister called on the various school administrators to ensure that they maintain the high educational standards that FCT public schools are known for.