Constant and effective training of school administrators has been described as a major prerequisite towards attaining efficient and effective service delivery in the education sector, the deputy governor of the State of Osun, Mrs Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori, has said.
Mrs Laoye-Tomori stated this in Osogbo, while declaring open a three-day workshop organised for school leaders and administrators in the State.
The deputy governor, who is also the state Commissioner for Education, said the present administration in the state places high premium on training and re-training of its work force with a view to imparting them with knowledge and skills needed to bring out the best in them.
She noted that the state government was aiming to achieve rapid transformation in the state’s education sector through the distribution of Opon-Imo, O-Meal and construction of state of the art high, middle and elementary schools.
While noting that constant training of school administrators and heads would have multiplier and positive effects on the students in public schools, Mrs Laoye-Tomori charged teachers and other stakeholders in the educational sector to explore the opportunities of the workshop to shore up their knowledge and potentials.
In his remark, the Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Education, Mr Lawrence Oyeniran, said leadership and management training was an essential tool in the development of the education sector.
He said the training was targeted at assisting school managers to clearly identify their roles as administrators and help them to improve on quality of teaching, learning and service delivery in school environment.
In her remark, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the International Centre for Leadership and Entrepreneur Development, Dr Olajumoke Familoni, whose organisation handled the training workshop, said the training will enhance the knowledge of teachers in handling school affairs which will lead to students’ learning improvement.
According to her, 128 school leaders, six Zonal Inspectors, 31 Local Inspectors, 13 Principals, 13 Vice Principals and 65 Heads of Department from 13 selected schools will participate in the three-day workshop.