Oyo to tie teachers’ promotion to students’ performance in external exams

Seyi Makinde, Oyo State governor

The Oyo State Government has declared that public school teachers would henceforth be promoted and honoured based on the overall performance of their students in external examinations.

It said this became necessary a guage for measuring their diligence and efficiency at work.

This was contained in a press statement by the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Wasiu Olatunbosun, on Wednesday.

The statement noted that the declaration was announced by the Chairman, Oyo State Post-primary Schools Teaching Service Commission at an Interactive session with School Managers in Saki zone, Oke Ogun.

In his words, “The promotion of teachers will no more be ‘business as usual’ as the Governor Seyi Makinde administration has concluded plans to award excellency, based on measures of efficient and productive input by teachers to make their students excel in external examinations.

“You can see that our government is a listening one, we are here today to have some feedback, tell us which area we need to improve as government and I can assure you that era of unpaid salary has gone forever as this administration will continue to make prompt payment of salary its priority.

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“In the last promotion that we did where over 800 teachers got promoted, there was no report on the beneficiaries, everybody was just moved together at the same time, though we believe our teachers are noble, good and hard – working but we may have some bad eggs, who are lazy and might have sailed through without been qualified and the hard -working ones will be feeling cheated.

“This is why we are contemplating that at the end of every year, there must be reports on our teachers’ conduct and activities; teachers that are sanctified to be good and efficient need not wait for a general promotion, they will be promoted and honoured as at when due.”

EduCeleb.com understands that external examinations in Oyo State secondary schools include the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) conducted by the state ministry of education and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by both the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO).

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