To ensure effective school administration, the Ogun State government has appointed another set of 51 principals, 84 vice principals and a zonal secretary.
With these appointments, the Governor Ibikunle Amosun administration had so far appointed 284 principals and 656 vice principals since inception.
Speaking at the induction ceremony, held at the Abeokuta Grammar School, in Abeokuta, Chairman of the state Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Chief Olabosipo Ogunsan, said the appointments were done in line with the state’s standard template, based on seniority, merit and year of certification, which the commission was not ready to compromise.
The TESCOM boss also assured that the commission would continuously improve on the welfare of both teaching and non-teaching staff in public secondary schools in the state, while it would also not hesitate to punish the indolent and uncommitted teachers.
In his address, Permanent Secretary of the commission, Mrs Olabisi Akinnuga, said that government would continue to reward excellent performance and promote competence among teachers, adding that the commission ensured fairness and equity during the screening and short-listing of the new appointees, in accordance with laid down guidelines.
President, All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Ogun State chapter, Chief Olatunji Ogundele, urged the newly appointed administrators to justify their appointments with a high sense of dedication and commitment to duty.