The Executive Chairman Enugu State Science Technical and Vocational Schools Management Board (STVSMB ) Dr G.O.C Ajah (mni,Phd) has commended Chief Supervising Principals of Schools under the Board for their level of commitment and dedication in the discharge of their duties.
Dr Ajah also noted with satisfaction the level of cooperation he has been enjoying with Members of the Board and Management Staff since he assumed office and urged them not to rent in their action.
Addressing a meeting he held with Board Members, key Management Staff, CSP’s and Principals, Dr Ajah noted with satisfaction that despite some of the challenges they were facing in the discharge of their duties they were able to forge ahead, adding that during his recent inspection / familiarzation visits to their various schools he was able to identify most of their problems and assured that efforts would be made to address the problems and also improve on their working condition.
The Chairman used the occasion to inform the Princpals that the State Governor, His Excellency Rt Hon.Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has passion for Science, Technical and Vocational Education in the State and urged them to be up and doing, since it is no longer “Business as usual”.
He directed the Principals to take all the necessary disciplinary action against any Staff who absent himself /herself from school or fail to discharge his/her duties accordingly since the Board will not condone truancy insubordination and laziness and also assured them that once report is made against any erring Staff, the Board after due investigation will help them do the needful to correct or punish the officer in question, with a view to ensure that justice is done.
He however, advised the Princpals against colliding with their teachers to cheat government or use their position to victimize or intimidate their Staff or engage in preferential treatment among their teachers.
The Chairman also spoke about the Board’s decision to establish desk office that will be incharge of Youth Corpers, Partnership Programme with SEDI AKWUKE, PRODA and ANAMMCO for training /re-training of their technical teachers, and supplying of science and technical equipments to the schools.
He further warned them against imposition of illegal fees stressing that government will not take kindly to such practice, urging them to always do the right thing to avoid problems.
Responding in their separate speech the Chief Supervising Principals from the six educational zones and the Principals draw the attention of the Chairman to the problems of inadequate technical /science and arts teachers, lack of infrastructural facilities, poor attitude to work by some teachers, and the need to provide perimeter fence around some schools to check-mate encroachment by land speculators.
The Chief Supervising Principals and the Principals thanked the State Government for appointing a seasoned administrator, a technocrat and a high caliber teacher as the Chairman of the Board and pledged to give him all the needed support to discharge his duties and take Science and Technical Education in the State to an enviable height.