…as ANCOPPSS South-South Organizes conference for members
The Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Education Monitoring, Akparawa Udeme Udofia has called on heads of schools and Principals to ensure they bring in innovations, and new techniques in the running of schools to sustain global competitiveness.
Udofia, made the call on Thursday when the school heads gathered to brainstorm on the rudiments of school administration at the usual Mandatory Continuing Professional Training (MCPT) for all south-south Principals under the aegis of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPPSS.
He thanked the body and the state government for approving the conference as it will refresh the minds of the Principals on professional ethics, and new techniques in the teaching profession, and enhance efficient managerial skills in school management as against the significant level of laxity of some school heads in implementing set rules and guidance towards qualitative education.
Declaring the event open, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel said for effective transformation and development of the society, Principals of Secondary Schools must live up to their primary responsibilities of training and molding students in character and learning.
Speaking through the
the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebet, the Governor while thanking the South-south leadership of ANCOPPSS for the choice of Akwa Ibom State for the important exercise, said the future depends on the quality of education bequeathed to our children. He also charged the Principals with greater commitment, diligence, passion, and professionalism while discharging their duties.
In her address, the South-South Chairman of ANCOPPSS, Mrs. Christiana Ezetu called on school principals to be problem solvers in their various school environments.
According to Mrs. Ezetu “We as home builders, teachers and parents should not be complacent with the present status quo. Hope we have something to learn, unlearn, share with others, and improve our schools. I, therefore, enjoin us to do the needful for the good of our nation, schools, states, and indeed ourselves.”
The theme of the training was “Emerging Administrative and Management Innovations and Techniques for Handling Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Secondary School Education System.”
The well-attended event had stakeholders in the education sector who also presented their goodwill messages.