Gombe State Governor and Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON has restated his administration’s commitment to promoting the welfare and professional growth of educators, as well as addressing infrastructure and human resource gap to boost performance and productivity across all levels of education.
He emphasized that teachers are the bedrock upon which the aspirations of future leaders are built, making their role indispensable to the progress of any society.
He acknowledged that teaching, though challenging, remains one of the most honorable professions on Earth, and praised teachers in Gombe State and Nigeria at large for their invaluable contributions and sacrifices towards societal development, acknowledging their relentless efforts in imparting knowledge and wisdom.
On the theme of this year’s World Teachers’ Day, “The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage,” Governor Inuwa Yahaya stressed the transformative and critical role teachers play in nurturing the potential of learners.
He reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to addressing the shortage of qualified teachers.
The Governor said 1000 graduates were recently employed by his administration as teachers with the aim of addressing human resource gap and repositioning the state’s education sector, to keep pace with the 21st-century challenges and realities.
“Under our administration, Gombe State has witnessed remarkable progress in the education sector. We have invested in infrastructure and facilities, including modern materials, to enhance performance and productivity at all levels of education. Notable achievements include the construction and renovation of over 1300 classrooms, upgrading of 5 Legacy Secondary Schools to Mega Schools with specialized facilities, and the enrolment of over 400,000 out-of-school children through the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya extended his warm wishes to the leadership of the Gombe State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and all teachers in the state, acknowledging their dedication and role in shaping the future of students, even in the face of challenges.
“On this special day, I join the rest of the world in celebrating teachers and acknowledging their dedication to molding the future generation. And I wish to affirm my commitment to working collaboratively with our teachers to build a brighter future for Gombe State through education”.