School System: Don advocates balance between demand, supply of teachers

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Prof. Ebele Egwunyenga of the Delta State University, Abraka, on Tuesday advocated an equilibrium between the demand for and supply of teachers in the school system

Egwunyenga made the assertion in a paper she presented at the 7th Quadrennial 8th State Delegates Conference of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Delta State Chapter, in Asaba.

She said that adequate personnel is essential in the sustainability of Nigeria’s educational system.

According to her, adequacy is not limited to the number of personnel as it includes equitable distribution of teachers according to areas of specialisation.

“I recommend that government should ensure that there is equilibrium between teachers’ demand and supply in the school system.

“Government should improve on social amenities, particularly in rural areas. This will encourage teachers posted to the area.

“Government should provide modern technology for both teaching and learning. School facilities should be made attractive by government such that teachers would wish to be in school daily.”

Egwunyenga, who underscored the importance of education in nation building, said that education remained the vehicle for sustainable socio-economic development of any nation.