Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has declared that promotion of primary and secondary school teachers in the state will, henceforth, be based on their performance at work.
The governor said any teacher that was not qualified for promotion would not be promoted.
He stated this when the state executive of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Akure, the state capital.
Akeredolu said his administration was committed to improve the standard of education in the state, disclosing that the state was preparing to organise an education summit that would give room for the government and stakeholders to brainstorm on various challenges confronting the education sector in the state.
He said, “As a government policy, we will no longer mass-promote teachers. It is an executive order. Whoever is not qualified will not be promoted.
“We are going to have an education summit. It has always been in the offing. It will help to generate ideas that will reposition the sector for excellence. I have waited for the inauguration of the state executive members to enable the Commissioner for Education have an input in the summit.
“Latest by this month, the summit will kick off. It is very important to us, as its outcome would assist government in placing the sector on a higher pedestal.”
Earlier, the state ANCOPSS president, Mr. Michael Adeyanju, said the association had always partnered the state government on different programmes in the education sector. He assured the governor that the union would continue to support the state government to ensure qualitative teaching and learning in the state.
He also stressed the need for the summit, saying it would create a positive way forward to reposition the education sector in the state.