We Haven’t Introduced 8-Teacher Per School Policy
The Kwara State Government dismisses as untrue information circulating on social media that it has introduced an 8 teachers per secondary school policy.
The State government emphasizes that it has no such plan and urges the public to disregard the report.
Recently, during a state-wide inspection of schools by the State Ministry of Education and officials of the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), it was discovered that some schools did not have enough teachers while others had more than required.
It was, therefore, on this basis and to prevent a recurrence that the State government came up with a policy that a minimum of eight qualified teachers must be in any secondary school at any point in time.
It is also instructive to note that this does not mean that a school is stopped from having more than eight teachers at a time or that the government is posting only eight teachers to a school.
Additionally, the State government is working towards achieving a teacher-student ratio of 1-30 across secondary schools in the State and also build supporting infrastructures in the schools.
There is, therefore, no truth to the rumour circulating online that the State government has a new policy of posting eight teachers per secondary school.