The advancement of education in the state has witnessed yet another boost as Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) inducts new Vice Principals as managers and administrators of secondary schools in Ogun state. The event which took place at Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta had 124 VPs elevated from class room teachers to join the management and render supportive services to their principal superiors. According to the Chairman of the Commission, Evang Olalekan Ifede after leading the VPs on oath of Office, said TESCOM was determined to do what was necessary to ensure education standard in the state is sustained and regularly improved upon, adding that the latest development is expected to bring about efficiency in the sector. "The state government will continue to do the needful to ensure qualified and deserving teachers are recognised and elevated when necessary. I want them to work hand in hand with their principals for the progress of education in the state", he added. Chairman, Induction Committee and Commissioner IV, TESCOM Hon. Ademola Adeleye in his charge said school VPs are expected to support their principals and work as a team for the advancement of education in their respective schools. Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary TESCOM, Dr Waheed Olanloye emphasized the need for the new VPs to comport themselves and live up to the new challenge of the office, saying they were now part of school management.
State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Comrade Akinola Abiodun in his words implored the newly inducted to see the elevation as an opportunity to be agents of positive change in their respective schools of posting.
Two of the Inductees in their remarks, Mr Isau Akinlade and Mrs Veronica Adigbo expressed appreciation to the government for the elevation, saying they will live up to expectations. The VPs induction signifies the end of the two-day induction of event by TESCOM, which had earlier sworn in 141 Principals in the state.