Ogun State government has called on the 511 principals of its secondary schools to be good ambassadors that would propagate it’s policies and ideas.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu made this call during a strategic meeting with principals ahead of schools resumption at Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi-aba, where he advised them to continue to adhere strictly to directives of government in tandem with free education, admission, transfer and other processes put in place.
Arigbabu encouraged the school administrators to come up with pragmatic ideas and initiatives that would improve standard and helped move their schools to an enviable heights, positing that some of the processes in the education sector would be institutionalized to outlive the present administration.
“I want to applaud you all for managing your schools devoid of any embarrassment to government and I want to encourage you to continue to be good ambassadors of government and its directives and policies put in place to ensure improve quality and standard education in our dear state”, he said.
The commissioner who commended All Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) for always organising trainings and workshops to develop and sensitize its members on 21st century methodology, advised them to desist from engaging in any untowards activities that can cause embarrassment to themselves and government while promising that the present administration would continue to look for ways to make life easier for principals and teachers.
In his submission, the Chairman, Teaching Service Commission, Evang. Olalekan Ifede applauded the school managers for managing the resources given to them to improve schools while he encouraged them to always comport themselves professionally and also avoid getting involved in acts that can jeopardized their career.
In her address, the state ANCOPSS President, Dr. Olubunmi Womiloju reaffirmed the commitment of principals towards performing their part in ensuring that standard is restored and sustained and that efforts of government do not end up in futility.