The Ondo State Government has stopped the automatic promotion of teachers in all of the state’s public primary schools.
The State Universal Basic Education Board’s (SUBEB) chairman, Rt. Hon. Victor Olabimtan, stated that despite providing a climate that encouraged strong performance, the state government was dissatisfied with the students’ level of performance.
As a result, according to Olabimtan, student academic achievement will now be taken into account when determining whether or not to promote a teacher.
Speaking at Akure during an interactive session with the education secretaries from the state’s 18 local governments, he said that “Consequently from the next year no teacher will be promoted to the next grade levels especially from 13 and above without empirical evidence that the wards under him or her performed very well in their examinations.
“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 FG education is its main industry”, he continued.
“Considering the State Government’s huge investment in the basic education sector through the construction and renovation of over 900 schools and the distribution of free instructional material to pupils, the government expects better delivery from teachers and performance from pupils in all examinations.
“As a way of improving the performance of pupils at both internal and external examinations in all Public Schools in the State Olabimtan said that from next year there is not going to be automatic promotion for any teacher in our Public Primary Schools.
“All promotions, especially from grade 13 and above would be subjected to performance evaluation by the Board and the Ministry of Education Science and Technology”, he ended.