Ondo’s Unity, Special Schools ‘ll be repositioned – Agagu
In a bid to reposition the five Unity Schools and four special schools in Ondo state for better academic performance, the state Ministry of Education has embarked on a regular meeting with the heads of the schools.
The meeting according to the Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Mr Femi Agagu said is an avenue for the schools heads to discuss with the government the various challenges facing them in order to proffer solutions to them.
Addressing Principals of the five Unity Schools , the Commissioner said the schools were established to serve as models to other secondary schools in the state and therefore should maintain the status.
Agagu charged the Principals to be responsive in the discharge of their duties and monitor the teachers and students under them to ensure better academic performance
Speaking on the security of the schools, the commissioner urged the principals to be more proactive, noting that security guards must be on the alert day and night.
In his response, Principal of Unity Secondary School, Epinmi Akoko, Mr Oyedeji Adegbenro said despite the various challenges facing them, the principals’ efforts are yielding good results.
According to him, beside improvement in internal examinations , the last West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results where the students performed excellently well is a testimony to the principals’ efficiency and government commitment to the education sector.
Also in a meeting with Heads of the Special schools, the commissioner told them that the government is deeply concerned about the interest and the welfare of the special Students
He admonished the Head teachers to always look for what to do to make the students relevant in the society saying there is ability in disability
Speaking on behalf of the headteachers, Mrs Tolani Olaitan who represented Special Schools in Akure said efforts were being made by the headteachers to discover the talents of each student in a bid to make them useful to themselves, their families and the society .