Kwara state government has been urged to urgently address challenges facing the teaching profession to ensure maximum output from teachers in the state.
The state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers Comrade Toyin Solihu made the call while speaking at the 2019 world Teachers Day celebrations in Ilorin.
According to him, the state government should ensure the prompt payment of salary arrears and allowances owed SUBEB staff in the state.
Comrade Solihu urged the state government to settle the over five months salary of sunset teachers employed by the immediate past administration in the state.
He said the training and ‘re-training of teachers should also be given priority to improve on the quality of education.
Comrade Solihu assured the state government of the determination of the union to ensure better service delivery.
In his address, Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq represented by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon, Yakubu Danladi said the legislators and the executives will collaborate in finding a lasting solution to the challenges affecting teaching profession.
He urged the teachers to contribute their own quota to the development of the state by imparting quality education to those put under their care.