The Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary, Secondary and Technical Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, has called on teachers to work hard to justify government’s huge investment in the education sector, as plans are on to organise necessary training in information and communication technology for them.
Mrs Soyombo said this during a meeting with the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Ogun State Chapter and management of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOES&T), in Abeokuta.
The Special Adviser promised to interface with the Governor on the need to provide text books for key subjects such as Mathematics, English and Science, to improve students’ performance in both internal and external examinations.
“Students should be able to form notes by themselves, education is vast and is no longer knowledge based. Teachers should be ready to contribute their quota in moving the sector forward in Ogun State”, she noted.
On scarcity of specialised teachers in schools, Mrs. Soyombo said
N-power teachers would be trained to fill the vacancies to achieve the desired results, assuring that guidance and counselling services would be resuscitated, to help students to select subjects that suit their careers of choice.
Responding, the President, ANCOPSS Ogun State, Dr. Mrs Womiloju Olubunmi appreciated the Governor for the approval and release of the 2016 and 2017 promotion of teaching and non-teaching staff, promising that Principals and teachers would work harder to improve educational standard.
Meanwhile, the Special Adviser, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo has admonished Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), to support the current administration to move the education sector forward.
She said this when executive members of ASUSS paid her a courtesy visit in Abeokuta, noting that while Government was working on how to address inadequate personnel and other challenges facing teachers in schools, the group must support by coming up with strategies that would help in repositioning the sector.
Earlier in his remarks, the President of Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, Comrade Akeem Lasisi, appreciated the Governor, for the appointment of seasoned professionals as key officers in the education sector.