The Chairman Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) Envg. Olalekan Ifede has emphasised the need for teaching and non-teaching staff to be conscious of their health, and ensure regular medical check-ups, to forestall sudden health challenges.
Ifede stated this during a monitoring exercise to Ijebu Division of the State, stressing that the essentiality to remain healthy in coping with physical and mental activities, towards achieving academic excellence in schools is paramount to uplifting the standard of education.
He noted that the Commission is making arrangements to collaborate with the Ministry of Health, to conduct medical examination for all teachers across the four Division of the State.
The TESCOM boss reminded the school managements to adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocols, saying, “the present administration will not take chances of allowing students to be infected with Coronavirus, as well as not tolerate truancy and unseriousness among students”.
Speaking, the Principal, Prof. T.O Ogunlesi Model Secondary School, Mr. Victor Soile appreciated the State Government for its regular support to schools and the approval of 2018, 2019 and 2020 promotion exercise, saying the move would boost morale of teachers across the State.
Schools visited include Ijagba Community High School, Sotubo, Muleruwa Community High School, Eriyo, Ilese Comprehensive High School, Ilese-Ijebu and St. Anthony Grammar School, Ijebu–Imushin.
In a related development, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Johnson Odeyemi also led a monitoring team to Ajiborode Comprehensive High School, Eyinni Comprehensive High School, Oluoso High School, First African Church Mission High School and Yewa Secondary School all in Yewa axis.