By Bukola Olamona
The education sector has been described as a sensitive sector that requires synergy among relevant stakeholders to work together to achieve a common goal.
During a monitoring visit to some Area Education Offices in Ondo State,the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Rev Akin Asaniyan admonished the officers to operate as a family,adding that where there are problems,they should come together to solve it to achieve success.
Asaniyan advised them to adhere strictly to the mission and vision of the ministry to the letter as this will propel them and the sector forward.
“We are in a new academic session,and it is good to have missions and visions so as to achieve success,” he stated.
He emphasized on their work plan and data collation, saying , when they have work plan in place, it will guide them and their work will be secured.
The Permanent Secretary who said it is statutory to visit them posited that the visit will enable the ministry to know their challenges and to be able to solve them.
During the visit,the Permanent Secretary used the occasion to deliver lectures on “Leadership” saying everyone is a leader, adding that a leader is expected to work hard and walk his talk.
According to him;”walk with your followers, mentor them, feel their pulse, exercise caution in everything you do, learn how to tackle challenges without robbing your respect and walk out with the right attitude.
“A leader should know how to manage critical situations of life should not be selfish,and should always let their workers’ interest come first” he added.
He called on them to also watch what they consume and take water when necessary.
In an interview, the Area Education Officer,Ifedore/Igbaraoke, Mr Akintelure Emmanuel who described the visit as a very good one said it has enabled them to discuss extensively with the Permanent Secretary about their challenges and how to tackle them.
He said they have also been enlightened on how to improve on their job and duties without stress.
” If this visit and training should continue, this will improve the quality of the officers “.
Also,the Area Education Officer of Akure North, Mrs Oluyemi Lebi described the visit as a wonderful one that will give the officers a sense of belonging, adding that it will ginger them to work hard.
She said the lecture on Leadership will really help them to improve their job.
The visit will be carried out in all the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.