The Forum of Retired Permanent Secretaries (Schools’ Administration), FOPSSA Oyo state wing has praised Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for creating four additional zones for the State’s Post Primary school education administration in the State.
The new zones which include Kisi, Iseyin, Ibadan II and IV came on stream in the last quarter of 2020 following approval of the Governor, to join the existing six in the State post-primary school teaching service commission.
Commending the Governor, the Chairman (FOPSSA), Chief A. A. Adelakun and the Secretary, Rev. Canon D. O in a statement signed by the forum executives, described the gesture alongside the appointment of Permanent Secretaries and Tutors General for each of the four zones as another ingenious masterstroke by the Makinde administration.
The commendation letter which was sent to the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, the body said the present administration’s education policies, programs and actions have started yielding positive results, indicated in the increased enrolment level of students and better performance by students in external examinations.
The retired Principals added that the State government has done so much towards strengthening and uplifting standards not only in primary, post-primary but also in the higher education sector in the State generally.
The association praised the governor for what they called his administration’s benevolence and regard for the welfare of workers and retirees, especially through prompt payment of their salaries and pensions.
It enjoined all public servants to reciprocate the gesture by improving their productivity and giving loyal service.
Responding to the letter, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun appreciated the body of retired Principals for showing appreciation for the positive impacts of the policies of the present governor on education.
He thereby charged them to utilize their wealth of knowledge to advise the government on how to effectively implement and execute citizen-oriented policies.