World Teachers Day: APM presidential candidate tasks FG to invest in teachers

Allied People’s Movement (APM) presidential candidate, Princess Chichi Ojei, has called on the government of Nigeria and governments around the world to invest in teachers, saying “we are nothing without them.”

In a press release issued in commemoration of the World Teachers Day marked around the world, she assured that when elected as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, her government will place a premium on the welfare of teachers.

“Gone are the days that we held the belief that the reward of teachers is in heaven. Now their reward begins here on earth,” she said.

The statement reads,” In the iconic words of Brad Henry “a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”

“Without these great men and women who are truly our heroes and heroines who helped horn and harness our future, most of us would not have been what we are today. I remain continuously thankful.

“I am a proud beneficiary of your prowess. I must emphasise the importance of you teachers not only to meet the needs of every single child on earth but to help shape nations.

“Without my teachers, mentors and guardians I would not have been here today. My candidacy as one of the youngest, and only female presidential candidate in the 2023 general election is the result of my parents’ legacy – education.

“The theme of this year’s International Teachers’ Day is apt, “The Transformation Of Education Begins With Teachers”. The objective is to raise awareness about the roles of teachers in playing quality education at all levels and to improve the situations of teachers in the world,” she said .

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