The Oyo State Government has declared Wednesday, April 5, 2017, as a work free day for all teachers in the state to mark the 2017 World Teachers Day.
This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, a social media report by Ibadan based journalist, Salam Saheed says.
The commissioner congratulated teachers in the state.
The statement, according to the report, reads: “Teachers are integral parts of national development as they passionately mold the lives of future leaders. We urge them not to relent in their calling to reposition the education sector and collaborate with the State Government towards ensuring the success of the Education Reform Initiative in view of the current national economic challenges.
“The World Teachers Day, April 5, is a day set aside annually to commemorate the signing of an all-important document of ‘ILO/UNESCO recommendation concerning the pivotal status of Teachers’ adopted by the Ministers of Education of Nations under the United Nations Organisation (UNO) on 5 October 1966. The day is particularly set aside to bring global attention to the world most important profession and the welfare of its practitioners”