Ondo State Government has promoted 4,001 teaching and non-teaching staff in its public secondary schools.
It also promised to recruit no fewer than 1,500 teachers before the end of January 2015.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko presented letters of promotion to the beneficiaries at an interactive session with principals of public secondary schools in the state in Akure.
The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Aderotimi Adelola, represented Mimiko on the occasion.
Mimiko said the initiative was in fulfilment of his promises on assumption of office to cater to the welfare of workers, especially in the payment of salaries and promotion of deserving members of staff.
The governor, who promised to support education, said his administration was committed to the rapid development of the sector.
He also described education as an instrument for integrating a child as a social being.
According to him, the event is set aside to appreciate teachers who have continued to render selfless services to the improvement of education in the state.
Mimiko, who said their promotions were in recognition of their good deeds, urged them to reciprocate the gesture by contributing effectively to the growth of the state.
He assured that the ongoing recruitment of 1,500 teachers would be completed before the end of January 2015.
He also stated that the training and promotion of teachers would enable them to rededicate themselves to their duties with vigour.