Teachers in Osun State who were hired by the government of Adegboyega Oyetola in the recent past have asked Governor Ademola Adeleke to restore them.
Members of the Nigerian Association of the Blind, the instructors pleaded with the governor to reverse the executive decision that had invalidated their appointment.
Recalls that the Oyetola government hired 1,500 teachers for the state’s public elementary and secondary schools before leaving office in November 2022.
Adeleke, however, immediately after taking office issued a number of Executive Orders, one of which revoked the teachers’ appointments.
Since their appointment was made in accordance with the law, the impacted teachers have been pleading with the state administration to restore them.
The about 61 visually impaired instructors encouraged Adeleke to hire more of their graduates and qualified members so they may fulfill their obligation to the state’s expansion.
One of the association’s leaders, Sunday Adedeji, spoke on behalf of the affected people and said that their situation has gotten worse because the fired teachers are now jobless.
During this year’s White Cane Safety Day at the School for the Special Needs, Osogbo, on Tuesday, Adedeji addressed the association’s other members and made the aforementioned request.
We are pleading with Senator Ademola Adeleke, our friendly governor, to exercise mercy and restore our members who were among the teachers fired when he took office.
“Those afflicted are about 61, and life has been difficult for them ever since they stopped participating in society. When many of us who are graduates are still pleading with the government and other stakeholders for job possibilities, we are not thrilled that our folks will be freed of the duties they are now managing, he added.