The Chairman Teaching Service Commission, Evangelist Olalekan Ifede has charged teaching and non-teaching staff to be conscious of their health and ensure regular medical checkups to forestall medical emergencies.
Ifede stated this during a monitoring exercise to the Ijebu division of the state, stressing that it is essentially important and healthy to cope with mental and physical activities towards achieving academic excellence in schools.
Ifede, through his Media Aide, Mrs. Gbonjubola Alao, noted that the Commission is making arrangement to collaborate with the Ministry of Health to conduct medical examination on all teachers across the four divisions of the state.
On COVID-19, the TESCOM boss advocated the need for strict compliance with all healthy protocols, saying the present administration is concerned about the general wellbeing of its’ citizens.
Speaking, Prof. T. O. Ogunlusi, the Principal of Model Secondary School, and Mr. Victor Soile appreciated the state government for its regular support to schools and the approval of the 2018, 2019, and 2020 promotion exercises.
Similarly, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Johnson Odeyemi, who led a monitoring team to the Yewa axis, admonished all academic and non-academic staff to take good care of their health and refrain from exhaustion occasioned by excessive loans.
He said these could jeopardise their body system and affect the quality of their professional exchange of ideas with the students put in their care.
Odeyemi advised teachers and their non-teaching counterparts to eat healthy and balanced diets, saying apart from its nutritional benefits, it would also help in fostering academic excellence in the state.
He then allayed their fears on insecurities and advised them to always move in groups for protection, saying that once they noticed strange faces within school premises, they should not hesitate to call on security agents for action.
Mrs. Akinkona Folashade, the Vice Principal of Eyinni Comprehensive High School and Mr Tovio Kolade, her counterpart at Oluaso Comprehensive High School commended the State Government for constantly giving unflinching support to education stakeholders, promising to work hard and ensure optimal commitment to students academic performance in the state.