Oyo State Government has reinstated 129 public primary school teachers, who were said to have been unlawfully sacked by the previous administration.
This was announced by the Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Olamide Adeniji.
129 teachers were unlawfully dismissed by the state government between 2011 and 2019.
Adeniran explained that the reinstatement was subject to the dismissed teachers agreeing not to demand for arrears of payment for the period they were away, which the state converted to leave of absence.
The chairman commended Governor Seyi Makinde for his kindness and selfless consideration in administering the pacesetter state.
In his words:
“This is a plus for the education sector. Apart from being an addition to the dwindling numbers of teachers in the public primary sector, thousands of family dependants who have been subjected to untold economic hardship due to the layoff of their breadwinners will now have a new lease of life,” Adeniran said.
He also urged teachers to be more committed to their duties and dedicated to their work.