The Ondo State Government has announced that it is now a crime for public school teachers to enroll their children and wards in private schools.
This was disclosed by Victor Olabimtan, the Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, in the State claimed that the development had led to the declining enrollment in State-run primary schools.
In a statement issued on Sunday, August 28, the Head of Press and Information Services of SUBEB, Bisi Agboola, stated that the government is concerned about the situation despite its investments in elementary education throughout the State.
The statement read: “The government condemned in strong terms the attitude of some teachers taking their biological children to private schools and ruled that it has become an offence for any public school teachers to take their wards to private schools.
“Ondo State government will not relent in its efforts at upgrading school standard as well as its personnel.
“It called on the Education Secretary in the 18 local government areas in the state not to hesitate in reporting any teacher found wanting in their duty post for possible sanction.”