By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has urged Principals of public secondary schools in the state to intensify measures to impact more positively on the lives of children, especially in the area of enhanced teaching and learning in schools.
Mr. Ukah gave the charge in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State on Wednesday during a meeting he held with members of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Delta State chapter.
The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner, who harped on the need for them to safeguard the lives of children through consistent and sustained sensitization on Covid-19 protocols, underscored the importance of the use of facemask by students and teachers at all times.
Mr. Ukah recalled that his ministry had trained teachers on Covid-19 preventive measures in order for them to replicate such initiatives on their students, adding that the pandemic has damaging effects on educational activities.
While admonishing them to ensure more collaborative efforts with teachers under them as a deliberate approach to get results, the Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner reiterated that the impact of teaching and learning should be reflected on the academic performance of the children.
Earlier in her remarks, the Director of Schools, Mrs. Clementina Ojumah, called on well meaning individuals and corporate organisations in the society to partner with the state government in the development of the education system, adding that teachers should have the interest of the children at heart at all times.
In her welcome address, the State ANCOPSS President, Lady Winifred Emeni, noted that the essence of the meeting had been achieved just as she said that it was timely as it accorded them the platform to interface with one another on issues affecting the education sector.