Ondo Govt Announces Recruitment Of Teachers

By Friday Omosola, Ondo

The Ondo state government under the leadership of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has declared openly the recruitment of more teachers into its public schools to fill the gap of inadequate teachers being experienced in the sector.

The new development was made known by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of education and science technology, Mrs Lola Amuda at a forum in Akure, the state capital.

She pointed out that despite the employment of 1,000 teachers last year under the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) the sector is still battling with inadequate teachers to take relevant subjects in secondary schools across the state.

“We are quite aware of the shortage of teachers in some critical subjects in our schools and we have made a case to Mr. Governor and we are hopeful that this year, there will be some definite steps that will be taken to address this.

“As we know that last year, the government recruited 1,200 into the public schools across the state. We are also hopeful that this year, there will be such recruitment to fill the gaps in all public secondary schools across the state,” she said.

The permanent secretary noted that the recruitment might not be mass recruitment but it will be done into critical subject areas.

Read Also: ECOWAS impose further sanctions on Mali

“We will also note the request that PTA teachers be considered for employment when the time comes. It is not going to be a secretive exercise. It is going to be made public and once it is made public, they should apply because it can not be automatic for them. The PTA teachers will also go through the requirement process,” Amuda said.

Furthermore, she pin-pointed that a circular will soon be issued to effect the directive of Governor Akeredolu that vice principals should return to classrooms.

She said: “On the need to send out circulars on the involvement of vice principals to teach, that we intend to do at the ministry level.

“Circular is already being prepared and by Monday when schools resume, the copies of the circular will be available for the vice principals.

“Not only the vice principals, it also cuts across the primary schools. All assistant head teachers have been mandated to teach. So it is no longer business as usual.

“We have so many of them, after taking the positions, they will just sit down without making any meaningful contributions to the system.”

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
A note to our visitors

This website has updated its privacy policy in compliance with changes to European Union data protection law, for all members globally. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to give you more information about your rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information. Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our updated privacy policy.