Ekiti State Government has enjoined retired principals, teachers and other veterans in the education sector to continue supporting the state with their expertise and selfless service, adding that their invaluable advice and ideas could assist the government in its efforts to restructure its education policy and give new direction that will engender desired development.
The Chairman of the Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Hon Babatunde Abegunde made the call at the 2nd Anniversary and Fellowship Award Ceremony of the Ekiti State All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) Veterans held at the Christ School Alumni Hall, Ado-Ekiti.
The TESCON Chairman said the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration
placed premium priority on knowledge economy which is aimed at developing the proficiency of the workforce through information re-engineering, knowledge development, and innovative ideas that could create individual and collective wealth.
Hon Abegunde assured the ANCOPSS Veterans that government would strive
to provide necessary support, enabling environment and encouragement to ensure that their desire to make impact in the education sector and other areas is achieved to make Ekiti greater.
TESCOM boss, who expatiated that some advanced countries have also invested in financing human capital development, established top rated research capabilities and intensely funded innovative educational experiments, opined that Ekiti too could take the lead in such enviable innovations through the veterans’ involvement.
In his welcome address the Chairman, Ekiti State ANCOPSS Veterans, Chief Olusola Bayode described the event as an avenue for the articulate and patriotic retired Principals of secondary schools to
interact and put heads together on matters of individual and collective interest.
He described the forum as a series for exchange of ideas for formidability and membership of ANCOPSS in the state to celebrate themselves and move forward.
The Guest Lecturer Prof Wale Olajide, a lecturer in the Philosophy Department, Ekiti State University who spoke on the topic, “Security in Society is Sine qua non to Sectorial Development: Matters Arising” described security as a process and perpetual motion driven by human beings which has no boundaries or refined limits.
Prof Olajide who itemized the variance of security to include gender, religion, education, ethnic, culture and food amongst others added that only human beings themselves could work towards creating a sustainable security and that it is only the dead that has absolute peace.
In his remarks, the ANCOPSS Fellowship Awardee, an Erstwhile ANCOPSS National President, Dr. Enoch Dare expressed appreciation to the association for the prestigious award bestowed on him and promised to continue to render his selfless service to the ANCOPSS, Ekiti State and the society at large from his wealth of experience.