Oyo Assembly decries omission of Arts in teacher’s recruitment
The Oyo House of Assembly has decried the omission of cultural, creative and visual arts among subjects for which teachers are being sought for in the ongoing recruitment by the state’s Post Primary Schools Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).
Noting that Arts as a subject continued to be neglected and was going into extinction, the Assembly urged TESCOM to urgently include vacancy for recruitment of Arts Teachers in the ongoing recruitment exercise to keep alive the subject in the school curriculum.
Honourable Oluwafowokanmi Oluwafemi of Ibadan South-West II state constituency identified this imperative in a matter of urgent public importance at Tuesday’s plenary.
In advancing his call, Oluwafowokanmi described Arts as a subject that assists in the acquisition of vocational skills help contribute to the economic development of local materials and resources, especially the promotion of small-scale industries.
He added that Arts education arouses ingenious talent, supports values and inventive works, acculturation, hence recruitment of Arts teachers will greatly enhance the development of the society.
Furthermore, he noted that Arts was required for the attainment of summative certificates in Junior Secondary School, the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) by the federal ministry of education and state government hence should not be neglected.
He also described Arts as a channel of development of modern scientific and technological breakthroughs which must continue to be taught and explored