The Lagos State Ministry of Education, through her agency , Teachers’ TEstablishment and Pension’s Office (TEPO) recently inducted newly requited teachers into Post Primary Teaching Service. The induction exercise aimed at integrating the new teachers into State Civil Service, thereby introducing them to the rules, norms and ethics of the teaching profession. Declaring the 4-day exercise open, the Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Adebule who was represented by Dr. (Mrs.) Olufolayimika Ayandele noted that the teaching profession is a unique one which has unique responsibilities. She said that the responsibilities of the teachers includes nurturing talents, molding lives and building a bright future for the nation.
She added that the state government has invested tremendously in physical infrastructure, quality and functional education; but the heart of any good education is the teacher. “You are the mirror with which the children see the world. Therefore, be a good mentor and much is expected of you,” Adebule enthused. Speaking also at event, the Permanent Secretary (TEPO), Mrs. Sewanu Amosu advised the teachers to be 21st century compliant by being computer literate, diligent in electronic record keeping and readily abreast of new trends in teaching. Retired teachers were called to share their experiences with the newly inducted teachers. Facilitators were drawn from Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC), Magodo and Leading Learning LTD.