Lagos to promote 4,942 post-primary teachers

Kofoworola Belo-Osagie

The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to promote 4,942 post-primary school teachers.

Speaking on the conduct of the promotion exercise, the Chairman, Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mrs. Olabisi Ariyo, said it would begin with a structured training programme (STP), which entailed the generic and professional programmes for all categories of eligible officers between Grade levels 06 and 17.

She said the exercise would be handled by the Teaching Service Staff Development Centre (TSSDC), Owutu, Ikorodu and hold at three other designated centres – New Era (Senior & Junior) Secondary School, Surulere; Ikeja (Senior) Secondary School, Oshodi; Awori Ajeromi (Senior) Secondary School, Agboju.

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Speaking further, Mrs. Ariyo  said eligible candidates for promotion had been assigned to centres closest to their education districts.

On her part, the Permanent Secretary, TESCOM, Mrs. Toyin Idowu Awoseyi, said the STP was mandatory for all eligible officers, irrespective of their cadres and grade levels.

She affirmed that the commission would not hesitate to disqualify officers found to be involved in any act of misconduct in form of lateness or absenteeism as appropriate disciplinary action would be taken against such officer. She noted that promotion eligibility identification slips had been confirmed and forwarded to the education districts for distribution to officers accordingly.

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