By Kehinde Oluwatayo
The result of the entrance examination into the Ondo State Government Unity Secondary Schools has been released.
The examination was conducted last Saturday at designated centres across the three senatorial districts of the state.
Over 18,000 candidates participated in the examination.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Mrs. Lola Amuda had during the conduct on Saturday assured that the result would be released within 48 hours.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary has enjoined stakeholders in the Education sector to work in synergy towards ensuring the success of policies and programmes of government aimed at uplifting the sector.
Amuda, at a meeting with All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, (ANCOPSS) in Akure emphasized that the success of government’s policy largely requires the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders.
The meeting was attended by principals of public secondary schools, Zonal Education Officers, (ZEOs), Area Education Officers (AEOs) state executives of Parents/Teachers Association (PTA) as well as heads of various departments of the ministry.
The meeting according to a press release by the Head of Information Unit of the ministry, Mr Olaluwa Meshack afforded the stakeholders the opportunity to rub minds on issues bordering on education and how to advance the frontier of teaching and learning with a view to giving the best to the people of the state through effective implementation of government programmes and policies.
Amuda said the administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has made renowned efforts towards attaining qualitative and functional education in the state, and urged all stakeholders to key into the programmes of government.
She solicited the cooperation of school principals whom she described as experienced and strategic professionals in facilitating significant developments in secondary schools across the state, but warned them to beware of unapproved levies and other collectibles.
Mrs Amuda emphasized that as professional school administrators, government relies on them to use their expertise to promote academic standard and ensure that all its policies are fully implemented for the benefit of the people.
The Permanent Secretary encouraged the school administrators to look outside government circuit in providing all facilities in school, stressing that the Parents/Teachers Association, the Old Students Association, the host communities as well as individuals and organizations could come to the rescue.
Briefing the school heads on the State Government Examinations and the on-going NECO examination, the Permanent Secretary cautioned them to refrain from any form of examination malpractices either by indulging or abetting it, stressing that such act is inimical to the growth and development of education.
School heads and other stakeholders who spoke at the occasion, commended the state government for prioritizing education in the state, but for called for urgent actions against encroachment on school lands.
The statutory meeting of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, with school Principals across the state, afforded stakeholders in the education sector the opportunity to discuss relevant matters affecting the sector with a view to improving the operating effectiveness of secondary schools in the state.
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