At least nine teaching staff of public secondary schools in Lagos State, including four principals, three vice-principals and two class teachers, have been sanctioned with various punishments ranging from demotion, transfer, deferment of promotion and stern warning for contravening approved promotion criteria for public secondary schools and mutilation of students report cards.
According to a statement released on Monday by the state Ministry of Education, the decision to punish the teachers was taken after an emergency Personnel Board Meeting of the Education District III, Falomo.
This, the statement said was meant to serve as deterrent to others who might flout the state’s policy on promotion criteria in the future.
The statement listed the affected teachers, all from the Education District III, as including A. A. Ogunsina, a grade level 17 officer and the Principal of Dolphin Junior High School, Lagos Island; O. F. Talabi, the Vice Principal (Academics) of Dolphin Junior High School, Lagos Island; R. O. Adebara, Vice Principal (Academic) and the Acting Principal of Girls Senior Academy, Lagos Island; Joshua A. Afolabi, Principal, Ebute Elefun Senior High School, Lagos Island; and Abigail O. Makanjuola, Principal, Girls Junior Academy, Lagos Island.
According to the statement, other affected teachers are Falilat O. Shodipe, the Vice- Principal of Girls Junior Academy, Lagos Island; Muninat A. Rafiu, a class teacher also at Girls Junior Academy, Lagos Island; O. A. Fajulagbe, Principal, Dolphin Senior High School, Lagos Island; and Olaniyi A. Bada, a class teacher at Dolphin Senior High School, Lagos Island.
Education system is fast Depreciating in These Country.