Ogun Introduces Computer Based Test for Promotion of Teachers
The Ogun State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) has introduced Computer Based Test (CBT), for teachers, who will be sitting for the 2016 promotion examination.
This is to ensure their proficiency in Information Communication Technology as well as promote efficiency in the conduct of the examination.
Chairman of the commission, Chief (Mrs.) Olabosipo Ogunsan, disclosed this when she met with principals and Agricultural Science teachers from the three Senatorial Districts of the State at the Rev. Kuti Memorial Grammar School, Abeokuta.
She explained that the measure was necessary to improve teachers knowledge on ICT and promote due process in their upgrading.
Ogunsan stated that officers between grade levels 06 to 10 will be subjected to the CBT, while officers on grade levels 12 and above will, undergo the usual written examination.
The TESCOM chairman said that the initiative was aimed at moving the commission from the existing manual processes of conducting examinations and also ensure prompt delivery of results, adding that the commission is planning to introduce training exercise for N-teachers across the state.
She advised agric teachers in public schools to cultivate subsistence farms within school premises, so as to inculcate the practical methods of farming in the students, towards acquiring the necessary knowledge in the subject.
Responding on behalf of the Agric teachers, Mr. Fadipe Olusola of Salawu Abiola Comprehensive High School, Abeokuta, promised to ensure that students are engaged more in agricultural practice through demonstration farms available in their respective schools.
Ogun Moves to Expose Fake Baales
A verification exercise to ascertain the number of approved traditional chiefs, also known as baales, across Ogun State, will soon be embarked upon by the state government.
The exercise is also aimed at exposing those who are illegally parading themselves as baales in communities in the state.
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, who revealed this in Abeokuta, during the quarterly meeting of the Ogun State Council of Obas, said government would not hesitate to sanction anyone parading himself as baale without government’s approval.
“We are going to carry out verification exercise, where we will check our records with the council of Obas, to ascertain those who are recognised from those who are not. Anyone found parading himself as baale, without government approval, will be sanctioned, while those aiding them, will also be delisted’’, Ojuko said.
The commissioner also advised monarchs in the state to demonstrate love and respect for one another, so as to promote and sustain the custom and tradition of the people.