The Quality Assurance and Teachers’ Development department of the Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has trained zonal education officers and personnel in the ministry on the ethics and skills required in discharging their duties to the utmost maximum.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu while charging officers during A-One Day capacity building for education officers with the theme “Leadership, Motivational and Managerial Skills” held at the conference room of the ministry, Abeokuta, said there is need for officers to equipped themselves for the challenges of the 21st century.
The Commissioner said the role of education officers in strengthening quality control of the sector was relevant in achieving strategic objectives of the present administration in the education sector, he therefore enjoined them to not relent in playing the critical roles assigned to them.
“Through this workshop, we will be able to shape policy and improve on delivering our promises on education to the people. These interactions with stakeholders underscore the importance this administration attaches to the people in carrying them along in governance”, he said
Arigbabu who was represented by the Most Senior Director in the ministry and the Director, Department Quality Assurance and Teachers Development (QA&TD), Mr. Martins Akinsolu, charged them to equipped themselves with the technologically tools that contains information in education around the globe and use them to combat the challenges of their duties.
In her welcome address, the Director, Mrs. Mariam Oloko, said the training was put in place to proffer possible solutions to some challenges officers were facing at their respective place of assignment, saying the workshop would have an indelible impact on participants towards enhancing effectiveness and productivity in further discharge of their functions.
While presenting their papers, a retired Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Dr. Joseph Onabanjo, Pastor (Mrs) Modupe Fowowe and Mr. Samuel Adeotan stressed that officers are expected to be conversant and versatile in the discharge of their responsibilities.
They highlighted some of the qualities that must be imbibed to distinguished themselves such as being technology compliant, punctuality, integrity teamwork and continuous improvement.