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In a statement signed by the Public Affairs Officer of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr Seyi Akitoye, the board urged the 1,300 newly employed primary school teachers to see their employment as a call to duty and service to humanity.
The statement quoted the Chairman of the board, Dr Ganiyu Sopeyin as urging the teachers to help the state to achieve its set goals in the area of primary education.
Sopeyin, according to the statement, said the new teachers were appointed following an open competitive process by the state government, which was adjudged to be of international standard.
He also reaffirmed that the present administration had invested in education in order to make public primary schools more attractive and competitive.
Sopeyin, however warned that public service was guided by rules and regulations, noting that diligence and hard work would be rewarded, while any erring teacher would be sanctioned. (NAN)