The newly ninety four (94) indicated Principals into the Ogun State Secondary Schools have been urged to imbibe dynamic leadership in their profession in order to promote harmonious relationship and upgrading academic standard that was known for.
The Chairman, Teaching Service Commission, Evang. Olalekan Ifede, stated this at the induction ceremony of Principals, held at Lisabi Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, the State Capital.
Ifede noted that the future of any Nation was largely determined by the quality of education offered its citizens, saying that foundation for scientific technological enrichment in any society depending of its educational standard.
“Indeed, we need to give our wards/students a very good and sound education, and by doing that we need to select and pick our Principals on merit and not on favoritism, so as to guide their teachers on the right parts and good track,” Ifede added.
Ifede said that public officers should endeavors to exhibit commitment in their chosen professions, noting that they should assist the government in its ongoing educational reform.
Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mr. Johnson Odeyemi, said that it was imperative for all inductees to familiarize themselves with the rudiments of the professional skills, saying that it would make them excel as school administrators.
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“You should try as much as possible to lay a good foundation and emulative legacy for the incoming Principals, which will be reminded indelible in the heart of the school you are occupying today,” Odeyemi said.
In his remarks, the TESCOM’s Commissioner IV, who double as the Chairman Screening Committee, Hon. Joseph Adeleye hinted that the Principals should be committed to work in their various schools assigned to them, saying that they should harness their resources towards impacting quality knowledge on students.
He however, called on the Principals to evaluate the strength and wickness of their staff and students before engaging them on academic priority, in order to propel academic excellence.