Oyo to pro­mote teach­ers based on pupils’ re­sults

The Punch - - NEWS - Wale Oye­wale, Ibadan

THe Oyo State Gov­ern­ment has said public school teach­ers’ pro­mo­tion will bed based on their pupils’ per­for­mances in ex­ter­nal ex­am­i­na­tions.

The Chair­man of the Oyo State Post-pri­mary Schools Teach­ing Service Com­mis­sion, Pas­tor Ak­i­nade Alamu, said this at an in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion with school man­agers at the An­sarudDeen High School, Saki, on wed­nes­day.

Alamu said the move was aimed at mea­sur­ing the teach­ers’ per­for­mances.

He said, ‘’Our gov­ern­ment is a lis­ten­ing one, we are here to­day to have some feed­back. I can as­sure you that era of un­paid salaries has gone for­ever as this (the Seyi Makinde) ad­min­is­tra­tion will con­tinue to pay reg­u­lar salaries.

“In the last pro­mo­tion where over 800 teach­ers got pro­moted, there were no re­ports ev­ery­body was moved at the same time. Though we be­lieve our teach­ers are noble and hard work­ing, we may have some bad eggs who are lazy and might have sailed through with­out be­ing qual­i­fied and the hard-work­ing ones will be feel­ing cheated.

“This is why we are con­tem­plat­ing that at the end of ev­ery year, there must be re­ports on our teach­ers’ con­duct and ac­tiv­i­ties. Teach­ers that are cer­ti­fied to be good and ef­fi­cient need not wait for gen­eral pro­mo­tion; they will be pro­moted and hon­oured as and when due.”

The Saki Zonal Head, Aderonke Oladoy­inbo, lauded the Seyi Makinde gov­ern­ment’s achieve­ments in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor.

She said, “This gov­ern­ment is play­ing a great role to ame­lio­rate the plight of teach­ers and pupils through reg­u­lar pay­ment of salaries, dis­burse­ment of car loans to teach­ers, pro­mo­tion and free dis­tri­bu­tion of text­books.”

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