Gone is the era of mass promotion for teachers in Ondo state without recourse to their competence, efficiency and effective service delivery.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu made the revelation while hosting in his office, the leader of Association of Nigerian Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) in Ondo state.
Akeredolu stated that some civil servants who read education related courses and are idle in various ministries, department and agencies of government will be trained and deployed to schools because the government can not afford to recruit now due to huge wage bill.
The Governor while assuring that the issue of Tutor-Generals' appointment would be looked into when considering other appointments, assured them that Diaries, Registers, Lesson notes for teachers and other essential materials would be made available to Schools as soon as possible.
He charged the teachers to always give their best to produce world class students in the state. " Performance based on competent delivery of services would henceforth be the yardstick for promotion of teachers in our state "
"As a government policy, we will no longer mass-promote teachers. It is an executive order. Whoever is not qualified will not be promoted, akeredolu said. "
The governor promised to convene an education summit that would enable government and stakeholders brainstorm on how to reposition the education sector.
He thanked the association for the visit and assured them that public Schools across the state will be renovated adding that more teachers would soon be provided to end teachers shortage.
The ANCOPSS state executives led by its president, comrade Michael Adeyanju commended governor oluwarotimi akeredolu for paying up the debt owed the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) which had caused a delay in the release of the May/jJune 2017 Wassce result.
Adeyanju who said the last set of teachers were recruited in 2007, lamented the acute shortage of Teaching and Non-Teaching staff in schools occasioned by retirement.
He further appealed to the Governor to assist them with the payment of running grants to enable them pay their creditors and to take off effectively by September for the new session.
He said the familiarisation visit by the ANCOPSS team to the governor was to intimate him on their activities and pledged their support for his administration