ODSG restates commitment to qualitative education
By Bukola Olamona
Ondo State Government led by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, is committed to quality teaching and learning in schools across the state which is evident in the monitoring of schools to ensure that they complied with the guidelines of resumption.
Making this known was the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Femi Agagu in an interview with journalists while monitoring schools in the state for the third term resumption.
The Commissioner who was represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Rev Akin Asaniyan commended the principals and headteachers across the state for their level of preparation ahead of resumption.
According to him:” The level of preparation is highly encouraging, we appreciate them for been on the same page with us on the issue of preparing ahead of resumption .
He said the issue of preparing ahead resumption has been a protracted one before now, so that students can resume teaching and learning process on time and time would not be wasted in any form.
The Commissioner charged teachers to take care of the students and pupils under them with love saying the teaching profession is a choosing career, as such they are working for God.
“Do not extend your anger in class, do not curse them, as a teacher, our work is a divine work, not a work in futility.
” And you know this term is full of series of examination, so encourage them to put in their best, if you do it steadfastly, you will see the product very soon and if you do it the other way round you will see it too,” he said.
He called on parents too play to their r own part of supporting the government where the need arises and also take good care of their children while ensuring that they are actually learning, and not leaving the burdens for teachers and government alone.
The Principal, Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School,Akure,Mrs Taye Bola Maine confirmed the large turnout of both the teachers and students ,adding that the teachers are already setting out for the principal’s test.
” That is our culture in the school, we ensure that our students study during holidays, because they know that the first thing at resumption is the test which is part of our continuous assessment, so I think that encouraged the large turn out,” she stated.
She admonished the students that this is the concluding term in the session, hence the need to work harder and ensure they get above board and also to the teachers to ensure that the students are well taught.
Also, the Principal of Eji -Oba High School, Oba -Ile, Mrs Omobolanle Ayintete said the turn out of both the teachers and students are impressive ,adding that the principal’s test will commence immediately.
Schools monitored are, Aquinas College, St Micheal Catholic High School, Ijoka, Ijo Mimo High school, Ijoka, St Luke’s Anglican Primary School, Idi-agba titun, St Paul’s Anglican Primary School, Idi -agba titun, Eji-Oba High school Oba -Ile, Wexford International School, Oba-Ile among others.
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