Ghost Workers: Ondo begins data capturing of teachers, others

The Ondo government has begun data capturing of teaching and non-teaching staff in all public primary schools.

Victor Olabimtan, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) chairman, disclosed this while declaring open a nine-day training programme for all public school staff on Thursday in Akure.

Mr Olabimtan, represented by a full-time member of SUBEB, Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye, said the purpose of the training was to ensure seamless management of human resources in all public primary schools in the state.

He explained that the data capturing project will also help to solve several human errors arising from processing documents and staff and improve productivity.

“The Ondo SUBEB Human Resources Management portal just flagged off is a veritable platform to process, circulate data and analyze all SUBEB staff, both teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as improve their productivity.

“I’m indeed convinced that the creation of the HRM Portal will offer solutions to endless personnel issues relating to recruitment and retirement of teachers, inter-State/ Inter Local Posting, prompt payment/ review of salaries and promotion and adjustment of the Grade level of teachers that are qualified,” Mr Olabimtan said.

According to the SUBEB boss, the new portal would also enhance teachers’ budget management, inter-cadre transfers, curriculum development, data upgrading and teaching and pupil performance.

Mr Olabimtan, who applauded Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for his focus on the development of education in the state, assured that the approval of the HRM portal would help take the management of the education system to another level.

He, however, urged the participants from all the 92 public primary schools in the Akure South local government area, represented by their staff from each school who would handle the process in their schools, to take the training seriously.