Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party in the 2023 elections has admonished for improved welfare for teachers and an urgent need to revolutionise the nation’s education sector which can help reduce the number of drop-outs children.
This was contained in a post shared on his X formerly Twitter account on Thursday October 5th, 2023.
He stated that the development of Nigeria cannot be achieved without the sacrifices of teachers.
While celebrating all the teachers in Nigeria today, as the global community marks World Teachers Day, Obi declared that the building of great nations begins in the classrooms.
According to Peter Obi, the foundation of the development of any society is human capital without the critical input of the educators who are our teachers.
Peter Obi added that the great rigour, hard work, patience, and dedication most teachers in different schools and institutions, especially at the basic level, put into their work to ensure that their students can become the best in learning and character, deserve special acknowledgment.
He stressed the significant impact of education while he served as the governor of Anambra State.
“We need to revolutionise education in the country by aggressively reducing the present 22 million drop-outs children and bringing them back to school, and this can be achieved making more investment in education and employing more teachers”.
Obi further urged the government at all levels to ensure prompt payment of salaries to teachers especially in the face of the rising hardship prevalent in the country.