The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary School Teachers, Olusegun Adediran, has urged the Osun State Government to employ more qualified teachers to teach in government-owned secondary schools in the state.
Adediran said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on the sidelines of programme organised by the union to mark the 2018 World Teachers Day.
The union leader said that some teachers had retired from schools and that new ones should be employed to fill the vacancies left behind but he advised that only qualified teachers should be engaged.
The ASUSS chairman argued that one of the factors responsible for the dwindling performance of pupils in public examinations was that most teachers in private secondary schools in the country lacked the necessary qualification and competence.
While speaking at the programme, Adediran’s predecessor , Dr Kunle Obawole, urged teachers to always strive to impart knowledge on their pupils.
He also urged principals to make good use of vacant land in their schools by planting trees and crops which could be sold to generate little money to get somethings done without needing to wait for the government. Copyright PUNCH.