Ondo cancels automatic promotion for teachers

The Ondo state government has announced plans to introduce a performance bond for teachers of public primary schools where promotion from one grade level to another will be based on the academic performance of students.

Also, the government has promised stiffer penalties for teachers who abscond duties just as it promised to improve on monitoring and supervision of academic activities in schools.

The chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board, (SUBEB), Hon. VictorOlabimtan, stated this during an interactive session with the education secretaries from the 18 local government areas of the state at the Board Corporate Headquarters, Akure, the state capital.

Olabimtan said the directives became necessary to enhance the better performance of pupils of public schools in the Common Entrance Examination into public secondary schools in the state.

The SUBEB boss said the state government was not happy with the level of performance of the pupils having provided an enabling environment for good performance has decided to place the promotion of teachers on performance bond starting from next year.

He said: “Consequently, from next year, no teacher will be promoted to the next grade level especially from 13 and above without empirical evidence that the wards under him or her performed very well in their examinations.”

Olabimtan said the state government cannot continue to pretend as if all is well with the system, lay by, and gloss over the current performance of pupils in public schools for a state in which education is its main industry.