As 82 principals and 121 vice principals were being inducted in Ogun State, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary, Secondary and Technical Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo has made a clarion call to the inductees to revolutionise the academic standard of secondary schools assigned to.
Soyombo stated this at the induction ceremony of principals and vice principals held at Lisabi Grammar School in Abeokuta, saying, intelligence, vision, diligence and humility must be embraced, while they also exemplified good leaderships and legacies that would enhance impartation of knowledge on their students.
She added that it was imperative for the principals to revive the reading culture of teachers and students by establishing conducive libraries for them to study, noting that, “principals should be aware that they are builders of future leaders”.
Commenting, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tertiary Education, Prof. Mrs. Sidi Osho, said the inductees should imbibe wisdom and emulate their colleagues’ positive contributions to improving education standard, advising that jealousy should be aborted for peace to reign in their midst.
The Permanent Secretary, Teaching Service Commission, Mrs. Mojisola Dosunmu, Informed that Principals and Vice Principals should maintain firmness and be accommodating to members of staff and students under their supervision, commending the present administration for repositioning the education sector across the State.
Speaking Earlier, the President of All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Dr. Mrs. Ayodele Womiloju, represented by the Vice President, Mr. Lekan Dawudu, advised principals not to rely solely on academic boosting, rather, they should diversify to other areas such as sports, agriculture, cultural values and skills acquisition,that would be of advantage to the students.