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Kogi Commissioner Pays Unscheduled Visit To Schools In Okene, Charges Teachers On Integrity, Punctuality

By Stephen Adeleye

Okene (Kogi), March 12, 2024

The Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Wemi Jones, FCIB, has charged teachers in the state to show responsibility and display high level of integrity in the discharge of their duties.

Jones gave the advice during an unscheduled monitoring and supervision visit to some schools in Okene and Adavi Local Government Areas of the state.

The commissioner’s first port of call was the Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Ogaminana, where he charged the teachers to be punctual and not be found wanting in any form.

The Commissioner, who arrived the school premises at about 8:05 a.m, advised the teachers to displayed high level of intergrity in their duty to ensuring the delivery of quality education to the learners.

Jones noted that His Excellency, the Ex- Governor Yahaya Bello, had laid a solid foundation in education sector, which was the legacy His Excellency, Gov. Ahmed Ododo was building upon.

“I urge you to be diligent, show integrity and responsibility in the discharge of your duties for the glorious future of our children.

“The only thing we can do as a Government to maintain a balance between the rich and the poor, is to deliver quality education to our children.

“That is why the government of Alh. Ahmed Usman Ododo is committed to continuing with the legacy of sufficient funding for Education that his predecessor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello started, and we are not joking about it,” he said.

The Commissioner encouraged the teachers to be committed to duties, to producing the best of students that the state would be proud of.

While addressing the students, the commissioner said the school inspection was to enable them know that Kogi Government under the leadership of Gov. Ahmed Usman Ododo cares about their future.

He emphasised that the intention was to guarantee a glorious future for the students where they could stand up and raise up their heads among their peers anywhere in the world.

“This is the plan of the government of His Excellency, Ahaji Ahmed Usman Ododo, and we are going to make sure we do that.

“We will provide adequate number of teachers, instructional materials as well as fully equipped laboratories and libraries to enhance your learning and academic success.

“So that at the end of the day, you will be proud that you have passed through the education system of Kogi State,” Jones said.

The Commissioner, however urged the students to make themselves available to be tutored, and to learn from the teachers that the government has made available to them.

He added: “Government is doing everything possible to ensure that your teachers are on duty at all times, and you must make yourself available to learn from them.

“In a few months from now, you will be writing your WAEC and NECO which will determine what ultimately happens to you after your secondary school education.

“No matter how your parents love you, they cannot come and write exam for you, so the major work is in your hands.

“I urge you to do everything possible to make sure you do well in your examinations because this is the time that you have”.

The Commissioner assured that the school would not lack infrastructure development, instructional materials, teaching aids as well as human resources.

He stressed that the government would be paying special attention to secondary school education that would produce students to populate the state’s three Universities.

Other schools visited include: Ebira Community Secondary School (ECSS), Ogaminana, Okene Secondary School, and Abdulazeez Attah Memorial College, Okene, among others.

The Schools’ Principals in their various comments, thanked the commissioner and his team for the unscheduled visit, and pledged to effectively discharge their duties.

Mr. Suberu Jimoh, the Principal of GSSS, Ogaminana, said: “I so impressed and happy for the commissioner’s unscheduled visit to our school.

“This visit will definitely motivate and ginger our teachers to be more committed to their duties in delivering quality education to our children”.

The Commissioner was accompanied by the Director, Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Matthew Salami; the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ministry, Mr. Solomon Musa, among others.




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