The state has implemented a major and progressive restructure plan for education administration in the pubic sector. Generally, this entailed the decentralization of the existing monolith structure, and the creation of specialized units to the key state objectives for the education sector.
As such, the restructure strengthened administrative capacity, for public education services, through the engagement of more specialized administrators. The changes are as follows:
The Post-Primary Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) which was charged with the responsibility for the recruitment, deployment, remuneration and discipline of both the teaching and non-teaching staff in the public secondary schools has been dissolved and in its place established three (3) Education Districts on the basis of the existing three Senatorial Zones in the State.
The new districts are headed by the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries/Tutor-Generals located in
- Osun Central (Ila-Orangun).
- Osun East (Ile-Ife).
- Osun West (Ikire).
The TEPO is the Teachers Establishment and Pension Office in the state of Osun.
Some of its mandate includes;
- process retirement benefits of post primary school teachers
- issue uniform guidelines to the educational districts on appointment
- other establishment matters
- carry out pensioners’ verification exercise, etc.
TEPO is now headed by a Permanent Secretary
The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has also been strengthened and is now being headed by a Permanent Secretary.
SUBEB is saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the administration and supervision of the state-owned 1,378 primary schools with a total enrolment of 357,533 pupils, and teaching staff of 12,188.
A total of 3,230 teachers have been recruited by the present administration to strengthen the manpower requirement of this important aspect of the education sector.