Written by Austine ELEMUE

SEB tasks principals on reappraisal of standard

The management of FCT Secondary Education Board led by Hon Yahaya Muhammad has called on the 62 senior secondary school principals to re-appraise their performance as schools embarked on first term holiday. 

Speaking during a meeting with the school heads, the board chairman said as the first term academic session has successfully come to an end, it is imperative to reappraise how far the principals have been able to achieve its set goals of primarily imparting knowledge on the students as well as bridge any identified lapses in the course of the academic session, so that the existing quality standard of education in the senior schools will be sustained. 

He stated that the board on its part is also doing self-assessment of its various activities to move the schools under its purview forward and ensure that all due processes and directives are followed without compromised. 

Muhammad explained that the task of ensuring that no academic activity was disrupted lies squarely on the principal's ability to coordinate the school properly. 

He emphasised on diligence, punctuality, hardwork and prudence as expected guiding principles for the school heads. 

The chairman revealed that his visit to various schools has helped the board to adequately intervene in some schools with urgent challenges, while planing ahead to tackle future problems. 

He cautioned school heads against illegal charges and the need to verify every approval as well as crosscheck NGOs activities in schools to avoid unnecessary breach of guidelines, warning that the authority will not tolerates any act capable of jeopardizing the image of the board. 

Muhammad advised the principals to device a way to effectively engage the students after their examinations to avoid roaming the streets, just as he commended the principals for their commitment and dedication to duty and ensuring that the school calendar was duly followed. 

Other board members who spoke in the same vein pointed out the need to continue to work assiduously to achieve a greater height and produced good students both in learning and in character, while encouraging self-reliance in education which guarantees self-development and sustainability 

In her submission, the Acting Director, Mrs. Nanre Emeje, said all due process on administrative procedures should be followed and any complaints should be brought to the notice of the board to enable them tackle it before hand, 

She said, the teachers should be given a place of pride for their work in the teaching and learning process. 

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