The Chairman, Keffi Local Government Council of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Maigoro, has urged teachers in the area to be hardworking and dedicated to their duties in order to raise the standard of education in the state.
Maigoro gave the advice on Thursday in a statement by his media aide, Mr Shuaibu Muhammed, a copy of which was made available to the Nigeria News Agency in Keffi.
Maigoro said that the importance of education to societal development cannot be overemphasized, hence his call in that direction.
He said his meeting with teachers in the area was aimed at discussing the way forward on how to improve on the standard of education.
The chairman called on the teachers to be punctual in school in order to impact positive knowledge on the pupils.
“On our part, we will continue to initiate good policies and programmes in order to increase pupils’ enrollment in schools as well as improve on the standard of education.
“The Presidential School feeding programme has helped a lot towards boosting pupils enrolment in schools as well as helped in bettering children living conditions.
“Gov. Abdullahi Sule is also committed as there is ongoing construction of classrooms across the state.
“So, it is in view of this that I want to call on you and other teachers to be hardworking and dedicated to your duties so as to complement government efforts to improve on the standard of education in the state,” he said.
Maigoro also called on parents and guardians to give topmost priority to the education of their children and wards for societal development.
The chairman assured of his continued determination to create an enabling environment for teaching and learning in the area.
Responding, Mr Emmanuel Barau, the Education Secretary (ES) of the council, assured that teachers in the area would continue to be dedicated to duty.
He said teachers in the area would raise their gair towards improving the standard of education.
Edited by Abiodun ESAN/Muhammad Suleiman Tola