The Chairman of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) Dr. Mrs. Ayodele Womiloju and Comerade. Akeem Lasisi of Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools of Nigeria(ASUSS) as well as other major stakeholders in the education sector have applauded the state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for appointing Principals and Vice Principals according to seniority list as well as priotising teachers welfare across the state.
The encomium came at Lisabi Grammar School Hall, Idi Aba Abeokuta, during the induction ceremony of additional 50 Principals and 64 Vice Principals to run and manage the administration of schools in the state.
While appreciating the Governor for putting teachers in mind at all time, Dr. Womiloju said said that this would be the third induction ceremony that would be conducted under the period of the COVID-19, adding that it only shows that the Governor always has the welfare of teachers at mind with respect to the smooth administration and development of schools across the nooks and crannies of the state.
She therefore urged the Principals and Vice Principals to properly and effectively oversee to the Teaching and learning processes, School improvement and development plan, Learners health and well- being, schools security and safety among others.
In his remark, the Chairman ASUSS, Comerade. Akeeem Lasisi praised the commission for jettisoning the former practice of appointment through the back door, saying that the present practice had given way for seniority list in accordance to grade level of officers to thrive in appointment of Principals and Vice Principals.
” Let me assure you that the practice of this present administration led by Prince Dapo in collaboration with the Teaching Service Commission and its management has restored hope, confidence and industrial harmony in the state education sector.
The practice which put into consideration the seniority list, grade level of officers, effective date of last promotion, date of first appointment, date of certification among others have actually brought back sanity into the appointment of Principals and Vice Principals engagement system ” Lasisi said.
Urging the newly inductees to see the elevation as a call to service, Lasisi said they should use the opportunity given to them to move the Teaching profession forward and the development of education sector.
Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Teaching Service Commission ( TESCOM) Mr. Johnson Odeyemi, said that their appointment s Principals and Vice Principals required more dedication, saying that they must understand Givernment policies and interpretation and implementation as they are the link between the government and other stakeholders in the school system.
He said the present administration would always see to the development and welfare of both the Teaching and non-teaching staff of the commission, adding that all activities observed in the school system presently such as renovation and construction of schools with yellow roof across the state, regular promotion of teachers, appointment according to seniority, awards to best dedicated teachers to boost their moral are all pointers to the fact that Skye is just the starting point in the education sector of the state.
While urging the newly inductees to reciprocate the gesture of the government with dedication and improved productivity, Odeyemi reminded them to equipped themselves with all that would make them succeed as administrative and academic head of schools.
” Distinguished inductees please be reminded that you can not give what you don’t have, hence you are expected to equip yourself with all that will make you
succeed as administrative and academic head of schools by maintaining pleasant personality, be approachable and courteous in particular to parents/ guidians and learners” Odeyemi said.
One of the newly inductees Mrs. Akintayo Olubola appreciated the state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for seeing the need for the approval of new Principals and Vice Principals for the smooth running of schools, promising to work hand in hand with the state government for the development of education sector.