Ekiti school teachers shun rural areas, risk sack

Teachers posted to rural communities in Ekiti State have been found to always refuse their postings, making it difficult to ensure effective education in the areas.

It was gathered that some of the teachers often work their postings back to areas of their choice afterwards, denying rural communities of adequate teachers.

The teachers are those hired under the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board(SUBEB).

The teachers often complain of difficult terrains and inaccessible villages for their actions.

They also cite poor incentives and lack of basic amenities as well.

But the state SUBEB said it would no longer tolerate such practice, warning that teachers would lose their jobs.

The agency stated on Monday it would, henceforth, direct public primary school teachers who are refusing postings to rural areas to tender their resignation.

It lamented the lopsidedness created by how teachers have been resisting postings to villages, thereby concentrating them in the cities at the expense of rural schools.

The agency also said the board would undertake redistribution policy to correct the imbalance.

The SUBEB Chair, Femi Akinwumi, spoke at Ikogosi, Ekiti West Local…

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