By Alice Egbedele
More than 600 principals of Oyo State Post Primary Schools’ Teaching Service Commission were last Friday taken through modern administrative methods.
A total number of 615 principals, including newly appointed ones took part at the training programme held at Lead City University, Ibadan.
The programme was packaged by Prigital Multi-Concept Limited, a leading training consulting firm.
Four experienced resource persons took participants through topics like Understanding the techniques of modern management in secondary schools; Application of Information Technology for effective record keeping and school management; Understanding School Governing Board (SGB) guidelines and its usefulness; Effective protection of statutory records; security of personnel; security of students and security of schools’ infrastructure.
The Chairman of Oyo TESCOM, Alhaji Bashiru Ajibade led other board members and senior members of the commission to the training programme.
In his address, the TESCOM boss charged all participants particularly the newly appointed principals to be resourceful and always be above board.
He assured that more teaching and non-teaching staff of the commission would be trained by the present administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Welcoming participants, the lead Consultant at Prigital Multi-Concept Limited harped on regular training and retraining of school administrators and other personnel in the public/civil service, adding that it as the catalyst needed for improved productivity amongst civil/public servants.
In his welcome address, the president of ANCOPSS in Oyo State, Mr. E.O. Aremu who also delivered a paper titled “Understanding School Governing Board (SGB) guidelines and its usefulness”, charged participants to always be open, dedicated, and ready to learn new skills daily as this will no doubt assist them to serve and lead better.
He, however, stressed as a costly omission the non-inclusion of TESCOM in the SGB Act thereby making it inconclusive since the employer is still “missing in action”
One of the newly appointed principals from Ibadan zone who pleaded anonymity thanked the Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi for approving the appointment of new principals to fill vacancies throughout the six zones of the commission.
Another newly appointed principal from Saki zone stated that the programme was rich and should be regular to serve as guide to principals in the smooth running of their school.