It is now an offense to enroll your departments in private schools

It has now become a violation for all public school teachers in the state of Ondo to enroll their children in private schools, the state government of Ondo said.

State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) chairman Hon Victor Olabimtan, who said in a statement, said the steps became necessary after the declining population of students in public primary schools across the state.

According to Olabimtan, in the statement signed by the head of the board’s press and information services, Bisi Agboola, the government expressed concerns about the development, despite investments in primary education across the state.

Agboola said that during a meeting with school principals in the state’s three senatorial districts, the president “raised eyebrows at the dwindling student population in public schools, despite the government’s efforts.

According to him, “Hon Olabimtan noted that henceforth teachers will be held responsible for any drop in enrollment in schools.

“The chairman of SUBEB strongly condemned the attitude of some teachers who bring their biological children to private schools and ruled that it has become an offense for public school teachers to transfer their departments to private schools.

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Olabimtan said the Ondo state government will not yield to its efforts to improve school standards and staff.

“He called on the education secretary in the 18 local government areas not to hesitate to report any teacher who was found to be underserved in their position for possible sanctions.

“The chairman therefore instructed the teachers to tighten up and do the necessary in terms of enrollment drive and avoid any kind of indolence.

The statement added that the state government has approved that primary school teachers can now attain Level 16 status just like their civil service counterparts.

Implicitly, the statement added that it “means that they may be considered for the position of permanent secretary when such a vacancy is opened.”

Meanwhile, promotion letters have been distributed to 2,111 teachers, of whom about 85 are from 16th grade.

0labimtan praised the state’s governor, Akeredolu, for providing UBEC Counterpart funding that had been neglected for about five years until now, paving the way for massive school reconstruction, renovations and furniture provision.

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During his response, PTA’s state chairman, Alhaji Abimbola Omo-Oloja, thanked the governor for his interest in lifting the foundation’s education.

Omo-Oloja, who pledged the unwavering support of parents at all times, appealed for the return of extracurricular activities in schools.


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