ONDO: It’s An Offence To Enrol Your Wards in Private Schools, Govt Tells Teachers

The Ondo state government has said it has become an offence for any teacher in it’s public schools across the state to enroll their children in private schools.

This, according to the state chairman of
Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Hon Victor Olabimtan, followed
the dwindling population of pupils in public primary schools across the state.

The Head Press & information Services of the board, Bisi Agboola, in a statement in Akure, said government was worried over the development, despite it’s investment in primary education across the state.

Agboola, said 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.

According to him “Hon Olabimtan noted that the teachers will henceforth be held 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 added that the state government has approved that serving primary school teachers can now reach the level-16 status like their counterparts in the civil service.

By implication, it added it ” means they can be considered for the position of permanent secretary when such vacancy is opened.

Meanwhile, promotion letters were distributed to 2,111 teachers of which about 85 are of grade level-16.

0labimtan thanked governor Akeredolu for providing UBEC Counterpart funding which has hitherto been neglected for about five years paving way for the massive reconstruction of schools, renovations as well as provision of furniture items.

The state Chairman of PTA, Alhaji Abimbola Omo-Oloja, while responding, thanked the governor, for his interest at lifting education from foundation.
Omo-Oloja, who pledged the unflinching support of parents at all times, appealed for the return of extra curricular activities in schools.

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5 thoughts on “ONDO: It’s An Offence To Enrol Your Wards in Private Schools, Govt Tells Teachers

  • August 28, 2022 at 6:05 pm
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    Good development but by extension let it also be an offense punishable by law for all Public office holder to send their children abroad 4 education. The state will be a better place

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    • August 29, 2022 at 5:29 am
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      Is very good suggestion,if they fail to do so that means they are not capable, competent to work with public schools bcuz u are benefits from government one way to the other, government is expecting the return from you through ur children school fees as an IGR to develop the entire state.
      Whose refuse to Complied should be sanctioned.Ire ooooo

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    • August 30, 2022 at 5:51 am
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      Every public officer holders should also enroll their wards in public institutions. Why single out teachers, this shows the unseriousness on the part of that government, really it’s a government of deciet.

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  • August 30, 2022 at 6:40 am
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    The problem of poor enrolment and dwindling population in our primary should be properly researched and adequately addressed. Threatening school teachers may can only become official tyranny against them. All government workers and political office holders should be compelled to enrol their wards in public schools. In fact , it should be one of the prerequisites for political appointment and condition for accessing government empowerment and socio-welfare programs. Traditional rulers should also be engaged in mobilising their people for enrolments. The ministry of education and agencies of government aid the proliferation of mushroom primary schools. Who own those private primary & secondary that are depleting the public schools? Who approves/registers them? Let people in authority think out issues before blaming any other group. I was LGEA SECRETARY in Ondo East in 1999/2001 and I became an enemy to some proprietors because of this.even as LOCAL GOVT CHAIRMAN. Now because of REVENUE DRIVE,government encourages & approves growth of mushroom schools only to turn and blame teachers for the same problems mainly caused by govt. How many teachers of child bearing age do we have in Ondo State that can populate the public schools?

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  • September 6, 2022 at 1:07 pm
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    nonsense policies everywhere

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