Delta State University, Abraka don, Professor (Mrs) E.J Egwunyenga has stressed the need for governments to maintain an equilibrium between teachers’ demand and supply in the school system.
Egwunyenga, in a paper she presented at the just concluded 7th Quadrennial 8th State delegates conference of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Delta State Chapter at College of Education Warri, recently, maintained that adequate distribution of personnel was essential in sustainability of Nigeria’s educational system.
She reasoned that adequacy was not limited to the numbers of personnel but that it includes equitable distribution of teachers according to areas of specialization.
She noted that “Government should improve on social amenities, particularly in rural areas, this will be encouraged teachers posted to the area.
“Government should provide modern technology for both teaching and learning.
“School facilities should be made attractive by the government such that teachers would wish to be in school daily.”
She had earlier underscored the importance of education in nation-building as she posited, “Education is the vehicle for sustainable socio / economic development of any nation.”
Delegates and guests who spoke to our correspondent shortly after the event applauded the erudite professor of education for her brilliant presentation.