The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has called on the incoming government in Lagos State to address the problems facing education in the state.
Making the call in Lagos on Wednesday, Chairman of the Lagos State wing of union, Mr Segun Raheem, said there was need to ensure that principals were properly appointed and more teachers urgently recruited.
According to Raheem, the number of teachers in the state was inadequate and it was important to fill vacant positions.
“So many teachers are retiring, some died and some others are having all kinds of issues one way or the other, so they need to be replaced.”
NUT boss also advocated for the creation of the office of Headmaster-General oversee and coordinate the activities of Primary schools in the state.
“They will act as a link between the Local Government Education Authority and the State Universal Basic Education Board.
“The position of the Headmaster-General is already in existence in Ogun State and it is working well and could also be adopted in Lagos State,” Raheem said.
He called for the appointed of principals as Tutors-General /Permanent Secretaries for the education sector.
“Some of the appointees now are not teachers and they came in through the back door.