The Chief Whipe of the State of Osun House of Assembly, Mr Tunde Olatunji has described the teaching profession as one that is more divine than just a job to earn a living.
To this end, Mr Olatunji reminded teachers that beyond the need for their regular emoluments, they were equally accountable to God for the life of each student put in their custody.
Addressing teachers at the C&S Government Middle School, Ipetumodu, in continuation of his pet project,”Tunde Goes to Teach”, the legislator appealed to the teachers whom he described as ” destiny moulders” to always be guided by the fact that the salient part of their contract of employment is an agreement with God and not just with government.
The Chief whip charged them to be diligent in rendering the divine service to the young ones and the society at large, while he also cautioned male teachers against unwholesome relationship with their female students.
Mr Olatunji who had earlier addressed students of the schools during their Assembly session, where he told them to embrace the culture of discipline and hard work as the only antidote to poverty and hopelessness.
He said government was committed to providing a most conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning, while he urged the students to handle with care all the facilities in their schools, noting that any damage done to them is not to government, but to their parents whose hard earned taxed are used to put up the facilities.
So far, the “Tunde Goes to Teach” initiative of the legislator who represents Ife North State constituency had visited 8 Middle schools across Ife North, Osogbo and Olorunda Local Governments since it started two months ago.
In the course of the programme, over 3,500 students had directly engaged the lawmaker.
In his evaluation of these encounters, Mr Olatunji submitted that, “the most potent resources our state is blessed with is a gifted youthful population. Hence, our human capital index must be consciously built through the cultivation of these Young lads, particularly in the area of information Communication Technology ” I believe, in few years, formidable software to solve human problems in the areas of health, Agriculture etc, will emerge from here”