Principals of secondary schools in Abuja, the nation’s capital, have been implored to shun compromise, but remain committed to the ethics of the teaching profession and alive to their responsibility as heads of schools.
The teachers, under the umbrella of AIl Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) are warned to ensure secondary education standard is not lowered but greatly improved upon.
According to the FCT Secondary Education Board Chairman, Hon. Musa Yahaya Muhammad, who gave the charge, sustaining qualitative teaching and learning process while producing worthy future leaders.
He spoke during the FCT ANCOPSS Executives formal visit to the newly inaugurated Board members.
He noted that the development of a nation is anchored on the qualitative education system of the country hence the principals must think well of the country’ s education system and be proactive in the discharge of their day to day running of the various schools they man.
Muhammad while reeling out his 8 points agenda, which according to him, aims at improving the FCT secondary education system will be vigorously pursued with determination and wealth of experience of the Board members to achieved all round moral and academic success.
He urged the principals not to condone any act of indiscipline in the schools but give sanctions where necessary to erring staff and students regardless of tribe, religion and background noting that failure to enforced the right principles will increase various form of vices adding that, the principals must lead and live by examples as role models.
He equally stressed the importance of maintaining an hygienic learning and teaching environment with particular reference to the toilets facilities advising them to use judiciously the internally generated revenue as well as following due process and keeping good record system.
This, he said will help to avoid tarnishing school managers’ image when called upon by the appropriate authority for accountability.
He assured the Association of harmonious working relationship and appropriate follow up of their various requests in ensuring the school system progress.
Earlier in his remarks, the President of ANCOPSS, Mallam Abdulkarim Abdulrahman, said the Association is to enhance attainment of good Secondary Education for overall National Development.
He explained that as stakeholders in the education sector, they deem it necessary to seek the support and collaboration of the Administration to move the education sector forward in FCT.
While commending the Administration for its efforts at making education its priority, he congratulates the Board members for their timely appointments.
He enumerated the challenges confronting the Association as include provision of more students and teachers furniture, modern laboratory/equipment, perimeter fencing of schools and prompt payment of feeding subsidy to the Boarding schools among others.