By Magnus Emuji
Delta State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs. Rose Ezewu has urged Old School Students’ Associations to contribute meaningfully towards the upliftment of their Alma Mater .
Mrs. Ezewu stated this in Asaba when the Old Students’ Association of Orogun Grammar School in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state paid her a courtesy visit.
The Secondary Education Commissioner, who said that the need to upgrade one’s schools in whatever way they could as it was the responsibility of all to do so , said that such gesture should be embraced for the overall benefits the education system.
While applauding them for acknowledging competence among principals and teachers, Mrs. Ezewu told them that their request to post the Principal of Ossisa Secondary school to Odogun Grammar School would be looked into even as she said that the school he had performed creditably would also be happy to retain him .
In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Augustine Oghoro enjoined school associations to strive for excellence for their schools at all times.
Mr. Oghoro, who called on Old Students’Association and the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) to key into the State Government’s avowed commitments towards improving the education sector in the state.
The President- General Worldwide , Orogun Grammar School Old Students’ Association, Enang. Godspower Odenema appreciated the commissioner and the Permanent Secretary for their effective contributions to the growth and development of the education system.
Envang. Odenema said that the essence of the visit was to seek the support of the Ministry to ensure that one of their own , Mr. Taye Osasa who is the Principal of Ossisa Secondary School, Ossisa in Ndokwa East Local Government Area was posted to Orogun Grammar School to enable him give back to the school.
The President-General stated that the the association needed to develop template for development in the school, adding that the choice of Mr. Taye Osasa was borne out of his outstanding efforts in the education sector over the years.