The Ogun State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) has appointed another set of 97 Principals, 195 Vice Principals and seven Zonal Secretaries, as part of its efforts to enhance smooth administration of Public Secondary Schools across the State.
The appointment brings the total number of Principals and Vice-Principals appointed by the Amosun-led administration to 530 and 1169 respectively.
Speaking at the induction ceremony held at Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, the Chairman of the Commission, Chief (Mrs.) Olabosipo Ogunsan, described the elevation as a call to higher service, which requires full dedication and commitment in the discharge of duties.
Ogunsan, who noted that the appointments were based on seniority, merit and time of certification, advised the inductees to be of good conduct, as they are now role models, not only to teaching and non-teaching staff, but also to students in their various schools.
She charged the new Principals and other inductees to put in place dynamic leadership by building a system that would ensure good conduct by both students and teachers, and as well, promote cordial relationship with their host communities.
According to her, ‘’since the inception of this administration under the visionary leadership of our dynamic Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, more attention has been paid to qualitative education. We also ensure that seniority, good service records, satisfactory professional conduct and ability to perform, are major determinants in the appointment of Principals and Vice-Principals’’.
Earlier in his welcome address, Full-Time Commissioner II in the Commission, Alhaji Nojeem Macgregor, applauded government for the gesture, noting that, the elevation would further consolidate on effective administration for better output of the students, teaching and non-teaching staffs alike.
In his contribution, the President, All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Ogun State Chapter, Mr. Olatunji Ogundele, lauded the Commission for following due process in the appointment processes, saying, the step had further proven the sincerity and commitment to qualitative education agenda of the State Government.
Responding on behalf of the inductees, Mr. Yinusa Semiu, assured that they are ready to contribute to the actualisation of government’s agenda of ‘’affordable and qualitative education’’, by discharging their duties diligently.