Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has asked Ogun state government to urgently recruit more teachers into public secondary schools in the state.
The union says this will help to reduce the rising workload of the existing teachers in classrooms of the public secondary schools.
The state ASUSs chairman, akeem lasisi, who made the calling an interview with a Rockcity FM correspondent, Busola Adegbite, also says the union wants federal government to review the new service year of teachers recently increased by the presidency.
Lasisi says that the number of teachers in public secondary schools has been reducing, due to several factors, including appointment of teachers into higher positions, as well as, retirement, transfer and deaths of teachers.
The ASUSS chairman referred to the recent elevation of 265 teachers by Ogun state teaching service commission to the posts of vice principal and principals, which according to him, has further reduced the number of teachers in classrooms.
He says there is an urgent need to fill the vacuum created by the appointments, transfers, death, and retirement of teachers.
Lasisi also wants the state government to clear the entitlements of teachers, including leave allowances, peculiar allowance of 27.5 % and gratuities.