Adhere to education laws and school regulations, University Don charges Head Teachers in Ughelli
By Gabriel Paul, Daniel Christine, Sunday Idowu and Obi Kate (IT students)
Prof Peter O. Ikoya, Thursday, Oct 29 at Government College, Ughelli charged teachers to adhere to education laws and school regulations. He made this call during a one day seminar by AOPSHON (Association of Primary School Head teachers of Nigeria).
The seminar TITLED: EDUCATIONAL LAWS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION IN DELTA STATE was organised by Ughelli North AOPSHON chairman, Comrade Enayemo U. Vincent and the entire body of AOPSHON.
Prof. Peter O Ikoya, Ag Dean, Postgraduate school, Delta State University Abraka. who took the first lecture titled: ‘ The laws and Educational management in Nigeria’ recognised AOPSHON is an Association of head teachers of primary schools and that the essence of the lecture was to educate head teachers, teachers and other stakeholders on the laws guiding education in Nigeria, especially in Delta state.
He said the constitutional responsibility for educational provision rest with the state, and the government as an agency of the state has the authority to formulate policies and enact laws concerning education.
The various laws and regulations on education which themselves are derived from educational policies formulated by government are translated into administrative instructions, directives guidelines which determine how schools are governed. He mentioned some various laws governing education and their impact on education such as, education policies, education laws, executive and legislative instruments on education, administrative instructions, school rules and regulations and a host of others.
“School heads must know what the laws says about every aspect of school management and they must strive by all means to operate within it, heads are expected to be pro-active in developing, in consultation with others, policies and regulations for their own school and to implement these through school-based plan.
He advised teachers to adhere to school laws and regulations in other to understand a better way of punishing a pupil when he or she does something wrong. “Teachers are to play LOCO PARENTIS role in the life of every pupil in the school, teach them what they need to know and the substance of this country.”
Dr James Okoro who took the second lecture, said teachers should not allow their emotional problems to affect their teaching in the school but make effort to produce millennium children who they can boast of anywhere they are.
Comrade Eugene O.J Chinwo, National President, Mirror Productions Network, a public speaker. who spoke toSpy News said, AOPSHON is not only an Association but a body that caters for its member, exposes its members to educational laws, and acts as a pressure group to government policies. He said the essence of this seminar was to create awareness on what educational laws is all about, to awaken head teachers particularly in Delta state, “this lecture will help them to know their left from their right.” He said.