Chairman Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, Prof. Femi Akinwumi has asked for resignation of Primary School teachers who have been resisting postings to villages and other rural areas.
lamenting on the imbalance cause by concentrating teachers in the cities at the expense of rural schools, SUBEB Chairman, Prof. Femi Akinwumi, said while flagging off a five-day training programme for primary schools Quality Assurance Officers held at the Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort Centre yesterday that the board would undertake redistribution policy to correct the imbalance.
“We don’t have teachers in local areas while they are in surplus in our cities, particularly Ado Ekiti. This lopsidedness is a major problem, and we have to embark on teachers’ redistribution. If we don’t use a radical approach, we won’t do well.
“We have teachers who are sufficient in primary schools, but the question is have those teachers in the villages committed crime?
“The new policy now is either they honour the postings or they tender their resignation. Some believe they can influence it, but in this exercise, we are going to transfer those who thought they are untouchable to different areas”, he said.
He also added that efficiency and productivity are necessary ingredients for schools to perform, adding that quality assurance is required to enhance quality teaching, and for good performances by pupils in external examinations.