As part of efforts towards enhancing smooth administration in public secondary schools in Ogun State, the state government has appointed another set of 65 principals and 152 vice principals.
The appointments which were effected by state Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) brings the total of principals and vice principals appointed to 433 and 975 respectively.
Speaking at the induction ceremony held at Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, the TESCOM Chairman, Mrs. Olabosipo Ogunsan disclosed that the exercise was based on seniority, merit and time of certification.
While urging the newly appointed officers to be steadfast, dedicated, committed and hardworking, Ogunsan advised them to guard against all forms of indiscipline and examination malpractices in schools.
“Being a principal, you must stand against bad conducts, like lateness to school, sexual immorality, unprofessional behaviour by teachers, lackadaisical attitudes to work and indiscipline”, she said.
While expressing gratitude to the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun for the gesture, the Full-Time Commissioner ll of the Commission, Alhaji Nojeem Macgregor stated that the development will ensure the effective administration in schools for improved performance of students and staff.
In the same vein, about 4000 teachers from public secondary schools were trained on the rudimentary knowledge of computer and its usage, in preparation for their forthcoming Computer Based Test (CBT) promotion examinations.
While speaking at the training workshop at the Southwest Resource Centre, Abeokuta, TESCOM Chairman, Ogunsan noted that the exercise will equip the teachers for effective service delivery.
“The government of Ogun State has indicated its willingness to introduce Computer Base Test (CBT), for promotion exercises throughout the state, for GL 06-10, with effect from the 2016 promotion exercise.
“The commission has put this programme together to prepare and integrate the secondary schools workforce into the new order of conducting promotion through Computer Base Test’’, she said.
She also said that the training, themed “Towards Progressive Evaluation System”, was to integrate the participants into the latest trends in Information Communication Technology (ICT).