The Osun state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has approved the reversal of Teachers’ Establishment and Pension Office (TEPO) to its original name, Teaching Service Commission.
In a statement signed by the Ministry of Education’s Coordinating Director, Kehinde Olaniyan, the reversal takes immediate effect.
Former Governor Rauf Aregbesola had created and replaced Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) with TEPO to oversee the recruitment, welfare, and pension administration of teachers in the state.
Aregbesola created an office for TEPO in the three senatorial districts headed by Tutor Generals/Permanent Secretaries to oversee the office as a form of decentralization.
However, the statement said the reversion became imperative as a continuation of the policy and institutional reform of the administration in the education sector.
Oyetola had reversed other educational policies of the previous administration including the single school uniform, school names, and the reversal 4-5-3-4 to 6-3-3-4 policy.