The recent redeployment and posting of teachers in primary schools in Ondo state by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has generated reactions and comments from stakeholders in Akoko area of the state.
The regent of Igasi Akoko, Princess Mojirade Ipinlaye commended the policy, adding that the lack of teachers has affected development of education in the rural areas including her community and many others in Ondo state.
According to her many communities employed teachers to fill the vacant position.
A retired vice principal from Ise Akoko said the programme is good but government needs to be responsible for payment of allowances for posting to rural areas, and that security of teachers is very important, as five teachers were abducted at Auga Akoko and payment of huge ransom was paid before they regain freedom.
A parent from Ikun Akoko southwest local government area of ondo state, Rev Cannon Foluso Ogunsuyi gave kudos to the leadership of primary education board for its bold step not minding those to be involved.
Ogunsuyi disclosed that schools in the rural areas have been marginalized and pupils have suffered from refusal of teachers to stay in rural areas of Ondo state.
A retired teacher, Mrs Simbiat Sikiru from Ikare Akoko on her part said the policy may not have gender consideration as couple and families will be affected negatively.
She urged the board to do a just redistribution and posting of teachers in Ondo state that will have human consideration.