The Confederation of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, has called on stakeholders in the education sector to support and improve teaching profession in the country.
The ANCOPSS President, Abdulkarim Abdulrahaman stated this during the 153rd congress in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Abdulrahaman noted that support for quality teaching is the key to produce impactful learning outcomes for Students and achieve its set objectives.
He stated further that, the teaching profession as a noble one should foster quality teaching through interdependent levels of all for collaborative learning with common goals which is beneficiary to the learning environment.
The ANCOPPS President reminded the Principals of their strategic roles to position the schools through good administrative process of transparency and accountability advising them to ensure only approved charges are collected while guiding against any practise that is capable of tarnishing their image especially in this era of admissions to different classes .
“As Principals, they need to influence contemporary thinking about governance and Administration in order to make government policies, structures and financial investment decisions protected,” he said
He stressed on appropriate school discipline for both staff and students adding that they need to be vigilant and checkmate students tendency for vices such as drug abuse, cultism, rape, dressing patterns, and their unruly conducts.
He urged them to continue to exhibit character worthy of emulation as role models to Students.
According to him, “The North Central zone which the Federal Capital Territory belong to has a high reputation with outstanding achievements of drawing a roadmap which is been implemented, the appointment of zonal coordinators, non–indebtedness both at National and Zonal levels, the introduction of ANCOPSS Saving Scheme, setting up of committees to handle various issues, soliciting for support through visits to Board and Departments under the Education Secretariat, purchase of ANCOPSS official vehicle and refurbishing of the vehicle donated by NUT to FCT ANCOPSS, the opening of temporary ANCOPSS Secretariat, attendance of MCPT and regular presentations of papers as well as Production of ANCOPSS Directory among many others.
“We appreciated the commitment of the FCT Administration led by the Honourable Minister FCT, Malam Muhammed Musa Bello and Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu in ensuring the safe reopening of Schools with preventive and palliatives measures put in place for smooth academic activities after the global pandemic of Covid-19 lockdown saying, it is commendable and reassuring that, Education in FCT is a priority and setting the pace,” the ANCOPSS President explained.
He reiterated the commitment of the association to adhere strictly to laid down rules and regulations to safeguard lives while inculcating and sustaining quality teaching and learning culture in Federal Capital Territory Schools.
Source: Voice of Nigeria