ASUSS seeks increased funding for secondary schools


The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Secondary School, Ekiti State, Sola Adigun, on Monday stressed the need for governments to increase funding for schools.

This, he said, would take care of the need for “regular training of teachers particularly in Information and Communication Technology and contemporary teaching mechanism, recruitment of experienced teachers and improvement of infrastructure for better productivity”.

Adigun spoke in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, at a ceremony set aside to commemorate the 2021 World Teachers Day where gifts and cash were presented to some outstanding students who participated in the essay competition organized by the union.

About 100 members of ASUSS in Ekiti State, who have just retired, also on the occasion, smiled home with expensive gifts and cash presented to them by the leadership of the union.

The Chairman, Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission, Mr Babatunde Abegunde, expressed satisfaction with the services and contributions of secondary school teachers to the growth of education in the state.

Abegunde restated the state government’s determination to defray all outstanding salaries and allowances owed teachers as soon as the state’s economy improved “to further boost the morale of the teachers towards sustaining the tempo”.

Some of the guests lauded the welfare package of ASUSS and as well Adigun’s leadership style, which they said had enabled the union to record unprecedented successes especially the building of an edifice that serves as its secretariat.

Some of the beneficiaries who got cash and material gifts appreciated the leadership of ASUSS for the recognition which they say would encourage hard work and diligence in society.