The Ondo State government has approved that serving primary school teachers can now reach the level-16 status like their counterparts in the civil service.

This by implication means they can be considered for the position of permanent secretary when such vacancy is opened.

The chairman, Ondo state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB),Rt.Hon Victor 0labimtan dropped the hint during his interactive meeting with the headteachers across the three senatorial districts of the state.

The chairman who distributed promotion letters to 2,111 teachers of which about 85 are of grade level-16 reiterated government genuine intention to create conducive atmosphere for teaching.

Hon 0labimtan thanked Governor Akeredolu (SAN) for providing UBEC Counterpart funding which had hitherto been neglected for about five years paving way for the massive reconstruction of schools, renovations as well as provision of furniture items.

The chairman however frowned at the dwindling population of pupils in public schools inspite the government efforts saying the teachers will henceforth be hold responsible for any drop in schools’enrolment.

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

Hon 0labimtan said Ondo state government will not rellent in its efforts at upgrading school standard as well as its personnels.

Hon 0labimtan 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.

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

The state Chairman of PTA,Alhaji Abimbola 0mo-0loja in his response commended Governor Akeredolu for his interest at lifting education from foundation.

He pledged the unflinching support of parents at all times.

Alhaji 0mo-0loja solicited for the return of extra curricular activities in schools.




Bisi Agboola, Head-Press & information Services (SUBEB)

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