We Will Continue To Institutionalise Govt Policies In Education Sector – Ukah
Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has reiterated that the ministry will continue to institutionalise policies of the Okowa administration so as to sustain it’s endearing legacies in the education sector.
Chief Ukah, stated this in Asaba when the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Education Monitoring on Teachers Professional Development, Chief (Mrs.) Pat Ejeteh, led other Special Assistants to the Governor on Education Monitoring/Matters to pay a courtesy call on the Commissioner in Asaba on Wednesday.
While saying that the responsibility of the committee of Governor’s aides in the education sector was to ensure that the policies of the government in the sector were effectively adhered to by teachers through monitoring visits to schools in the state, Chief Ukah pledged his ministry’s cooperation with the committee to enable them succeed.
“The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner who noted that as Executive Assistant and Special Assistants to the governor on Education related matters, they were expected to play complementing role to the ministry in its avowed commitment to turn the face of the education sector in the state.
Chief Ukah, who maintained that as stakeholders in the sector, they should continue to render advisory role to the state Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, and evolve critical ways of moving the education sector forward, advised the team to collaborate with the Inspectorate Department of the ministry.
Earlier, Chief (Mrs.) Ejeteh said that they were appointed by the Governor to monitor all private and public primary and secondary schools in the state, monitor all internal and external examinations, facilities and equipment in schools, supervise teaching and learning as well as performance of teachers and students and report back to the State government.
She appealed to the Commissioner to direct the Chief Inspectors of Education (CIEs) and Local Education Secretaries in the 25 Local Government Areas to inform Principals, Heads of primary schools, proprietors and Heads of private schools that the members of the committee were authorised by the state government to monitor schools in the state.
“The Executive Assistant described the relationship with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education as partners in progress in promoting the developmental aspirations of the Okowa led administration, saying that her committee was also mandated to organize training programmes for teachers and principals in public secondary schools.
Among those that visited were Special Assistant Education Monitoring, Dame P. N. Iyasere, Special Assistant Education Matters, Mrs. Iroro Oyearone-Maidoh, and Special Assistant Education Monitoring, Chief Johnbull Asun.