Monday, 25 January 2016

THE Ondo State government has made the
presentation of  parent’s Residency Card, popularly
known as ‘Kaadi Igbeayo’ a condition for
registration and participation of students in both
internal and external examinations.
This was as it said such were entrance examination
into public and unity secondary schools, junior
secondary school certificate examination, as well as
NECO and WAEC examinations in the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Kayode
Akinmade, announced this in Akure, the state
capital,  on Sunday, while speaking with newsmen.
He said government took the decision to ensure the
fulfilment of its desire to have a workable data of
residents in the state to enable planning, adequate
and even distribution of its services to the people.
According to him, principals of schools in the state
had been briefed of the decision of government
regarding the development.
The  state’s Commissioner for Education, Mr Jide
Adejuyigbe, had in a meeting with all principals of
the 304 public secondary schools in the state,
conveyed government’s decision and demanded
strict compliance, at the meeting, which held at St
James Caring Heart Mega Primary School, Akure,
last Thursday, among other issues.
Adejuyigbe expressed his displeasure that up till
now, some schools have not complied with the
state government’s directive that students should
present the photocopies of their parents or
guardians’ residency cards for documentation and
submission to the Ministry of Education.
The commissioner, therefore, directed that
compliance with the directive would henceforth be
the condition for registration and participation of
students in both internal and external examinations.
Also speaking at the meeting, chairman of the state
Teaching Service Commission, Professor Francis
Igbasan, explained the rationale behind the recent
posting of teachers to schools, saying it was to
improve the standard of education, enhance
efficiency and higher productivity of the teachers.
He said in a bid to comply with the 21st century
method of record keeping, the commission had
commenced collection of data from all the teachers
in the state, in order to have a computerised
database for its workforce, thereby calling on
principals to properly inform their teachers and
prepare them for the success of the exercise.

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