By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Government on Sunday described teachers in the state as the heroes of the successful resumption of classes in the state despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, in a statement expressed the state government appreciation on the commitment of the teachers to its programmes.
Specifically, the Commissioner praised all the teachers who took part in the revision exercises for terminal students from July 6, 2020.Terminal classes including Senior Secondary School Three (3), Junior Secondary Three (3) and Primary Six (6) pupils resumed classes in Oyo State on July 6, despite alarms raised by the Federal Government and some education stakeholders.
According to Barrister Olaleye, the unalloyed support of teachers and stakeholders in the Oyo State education sector as well as the hard work they put into the preparation for the resumption of academic activities in the various Schools were commendable.
“Your dedication to work, love for your students and personal involvement in the training and observance of COVID 19 protocols in the bid to curtail coronavirus infection among our School Children are unparalleled.”, he said.
The Commissioner stressed that ” though COVID-19 is real and unabating at the moment, the state would defeat the virus with “science, diligence and courage”, adding, “I pray that all our efforts at recording success in all Examinations by our students will not be in vain.”