The Chairman, Ogun Teaching Service Commission, Olabosipo Ogunsan, has disclosed that the commission proposes to employ 1,000 teachers into the various secondary schools in the state.
Mrs. Ogunsan made this known while defending the 2017 budget proposal of the commission before the Ogun House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation at the Assembly Complex in Abeokuta.
She said the commission has equally proposed to employ 200 non-teaching staff in order to ensure the success of the free and qualitative education programme in the state.
The chairman further asserted that the commission in view of its goal to provide more suited environment for teaching, research and skill acquisition would continue to retrain the teaching and non-teaching staff to ensure effective service delivery and also intensify efforts at strengthening supervision of quality assurance of staff.
Mrs. Ogunsan said TESCOM would embark on rehabilitation and repairs of 22 Zonal Offices to enhance its statutory operation, adding that it would also maximise the quality level of teaching through professionalism.
The chairman said the commission had earmarked N21 billion as its recurrent expenditure, while N78 million would be for capital expenditure.
Defending the budget of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Oludele Itiola, the Rector, said the institution had proposed to generate N3.2billion in 2017.
Mr. Itiola, a professor, said the polytechnic would introduce seven new academic programmes within the period.
The Rector defended a total expenditure of N2.6 billion budget before the lawmakers, adding that of the amount, N2 billion would go for recurrent, while N600million would take care of capital expenditure.
He said the polytechnic would continue to provide qualitative education to all children and adults and maintain high standards in the sector, especially conducive learning environment with emphasis on ICT and industrial development.
Mr. Itiola said the institution had earmarked over N71million for the re-accreditation of seven academic programmes run by the institution.