The Kwara State Commissioner for Education, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, has charged Secondary School’s Principals in the state to be dedicated and be role models to their students and staff.
The Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Modibbo Kawu disclosed this on Monday, during her inspection and monitoring of schools’ resumption for the 2021/2022 Academic Session in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.
In her words, “punctuality and dedication to duty should be your priority in order to live by example to your staff and also the students you are nurturing for future leadership”.
Hajia Modibbo Kawu chided boarding schools visited, for not preparing breakfast for their students on time, admonishing them to stick with the time for breakfast as scheduled.
“Adhering to the meal timetable is very important in our schools and having breakfast at the appropriate time is important to boost mental development of our students, especially for the students with special needs.
She insisted that the teachers must reinforce positive attitude by the being first actors, addressing the principals at the Government Secondary School (GSS), Ilorin, frowing at the handful of students that were left unattended to by the time of the visit.
“The 2021/2022 Academic Session has commenced but there is low turnout of students in the schools, most especially, boarding schools. I want to use this medium to implore parents and guardians to immediately send their children and wards to school, as the school academic classes have commenced, and we should start on a good note”, she explained.