The Ogun State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) has appointed another set of 65 Principals and 152 Vice- Principals, as part of efforts geared towards enhancing smooth administration of Public Secondary Schools across the State.
The appointment brings the total of principals and Vice Principals appointed by the Amosun-led administration to 433 and 975 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 duty for the realisation of set goals in the education sector.
The Chairman while congratulating the appointees noted that their appointment was based on seniority, merit and time of certification, advising them to lead by example, as they are now role models in their various schools.
“Gone are the days when junior officers were made to superintend over their seniors and overlooking anomalies against the ethics of the teaching profession,” she said.
Ogunsan charged the newly appointed principals and vice principals to provide quality leadership and be steadfast, dedicated, committed and hardworking, to justify their appointments, calling on 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 counselled.
Earlier in his welcome address, Full-Time Commissioner ll of the Commission, Alhaji Nojeem Macgregor, expressed gratitude to the Governor for the gesture, noting that the development would help to effectively administer schools for improved performance of students, teaching and non teaching staff alike.
He said Government would continue to reward excellence by promoting competent teachers, adding that the commission would continue to observe laid down guidelines during screening, to ensure fairness and equity before appointment.
In his contribution, the President of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Ogun State chapter, Mr. Olatunji Ogundele, lauded the Commission for following due process in the appointment, saying the step had further proven government sincerity and commitment to its qualitative education agenda.
Responding on behalf of the inductees, Mr. John Kehinde, assured of their readiness to discharge their duties diligently and assist the State government in improving the standard of education in the state.