Eight teachers have been confirmed dead in Ogun state.
The late teachers were members of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, Ogun State chapter.
The teachers, who could not make the resumption on Monday, January 18, died during the last holiday that began on December 18, 2020.
Confirming the teachers’ death, the Chairman of Ogun State Chapter of ASUSS, Akeem Lasisi, said the death of the teachers had dealt a big blow on the union, adding, “We now discharge our duties amid fears and pains.”
He added that more number of late teachers may be recorded as inventory of teachers in the state had yet to be taken.
Giving account of the deceased teachers, Lasisis identified them as: Mr. Seyi Odufoye of Commercial Secondary School, Atan Ota in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government, who died on December 28; Mr. Rasheed Adeneye, a teacher at Area Community High School, Owode Yewa in Yewa South Local Government, who died on December 29; and Mr. Godwin Okoro, a teacher at Remo Divisional High School, Sagamu, whose sudden death occurred while on holiday in his hometown in the Southeast on January 1.
Others were Mr. Falola Temiloluwa Michael, a teacher at AUD College, Ota in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government, who died on January 2; Mr. Adeniyi Ogundipe, a teacher at Remo Divisional High School, Sagamu, who died at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu on January 2; Miss Ogunjobi Oluwakemi Lateefat, a teaching staff at Lafenwa High School, Abeokuta, whose sudden death occurred on January 4; and Mrs. O. Odukoya, a teacher at AUD High School, Ijebu-Ode in Ijebu-Ode Local Government, whose sudden death occurred on January 16.
Meanwhile, the Teaching Service Commission on Monday inducted 94 head teachers into the commission in Abeokuta.