Ondo Public Schools Teachers no Longer Allowed to Enroll Their Children in Private Schools – Akeredolu


Alt: = "Governor Rotimi Akeredolu"

Ondo state government has told public schools teachers in the state that it’s an offense henceforth for them to take their children to private schools.

The chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Hon. Victor Olabiman announced this during the weekend. According to him, the order became necessary following the declining rate of enrollment of school pupils in public schools across the state.

In a statement released by the Head Press and Information Services of Ondo SUBEB, Bisi Agboola, the government expressed worry over the development despite huge investment made in the primary school system of the state.

The statement reads in parts: “the chairman, at a meeting with head teachers across the three senatorial districts of the state, frowned at the dwindling population of pupils in public schools inspite of government efforts. 

“Hon Olabimtan noted that the teachers will henceforth be hold responsible for any drop in schools’ enrolment.

“The SUBEB chairman condemned in strong term the attitude of some teachers taking their biological children to private schools and ruled that it has become an offence for any public school teachers to take their wards to private schools.

“Olabimtan said Ondo state government will not relent in its efforts at upgrading school standard as well as its personnels.

"He called on the Education Secretary in the 18 Local government areas not to hesitate at reporting any teacher found wanting in their duty post for possible sanction.

"The chairman therefore charged the teachers to buckle up and do the needful in the area of enrollment drive and shun any act of indolence."

The statement further stated that the state government has approved grade level-16 for primary school teachers, enabling them reach the level-16 status like their counterparts in the civil service.

With the approval, primary school teachers in Ondo can now be considered for the position of permanent secretary when such vacancy is opened.

On the other hand, promotion letters were handed to 2,111 teachers of which about 85 are of grade level-16.

The state Chairman of PTA, Alhaji Abimbola Omo-Oloja, in his speech, thanked the governor for his interest in promoting education from foundation.

Omo-Oloja, assured the government unflinching support of parents at all times.

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