Confusion as Oyo govt directs principals to give report sheets for First Term to students

Confusion as Oyo govt directs principals to give report sheets for First Term to students




The Oyo State Post Primary Schools Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) has directed principals and class teachers to prepare E-Assessment report sheet for the First Term exam for all students in public secondary schools in the state.


The e-assessment report sheet which is to be made available to the students either in soft or hard copy is to be issued latest January 30, failure which severe sanctions will be imposed.


This is contained in a circular letter issued Friday titled, “Report sheet/E-Assessment for students,” and directed to all tutor-generals, signed by K.O. Babajide, Permanent Secretary for the Commission.


“I hereby wish to inform you that the State Government is keenly interested that all students in all the Public Secondary Schools are issued E-assessment report sheets for the just concluded 1st Term 2023/2024 academic session,” the circular begins.


“It is in line with the above policy that you are requested to direct all Principals/Class Teachers in your zones to prepare an E-assessment report sheet either soft or hard copy for all students in their respective schools on or before 30 January, 2024.”


Warning of dire consequences for failure to abide by the directive, the Commission states, “I am also to emphasis that failure to comply with the above directive will attract a serious penalty.”


Meanwhile, investigations by revealed that schools are at a loss as to how to go about the order.


“The directive says e-assessment report sheet either in soft or hard copy, how do we get this done since most schools lack computers and internet facilities,” a teacher who spoke under conditions of anonymity told Ogbomoso Insight.


“The fact is that whether soft or hard copy schools are incapacitated financially and technically. Government used to supply report card (and not even report sheet) for the students but now we are being mandated to provide this for the students, how will schools source for the material? With their personal money? It is just braggadocio.”


Ogbomoso Insight reported last year that for the 2022/2023 academic session no public secondary school students in Oyo state collected report cards which deprived parents to determine the performances of their children.


The First Term had ended again in the same note but the method being adopted by the government smacks of “braggadocio, to force schools to find means by all means to make provision for this key component of education.”


A principal who was afraid to speak with Ogbomoso Insight on the matter however said a meeting would be held next week on the matter.

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