By Gid Ahanonu
The immediate past president of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), in Imo State, Nze Goddy Amaku, has called on the Imo State government to convert those recruited under the youth-must-work programme to permanent teachers.
In his valedictory speech at the ANCOPSS Quadrennial Congress in Owerri, recently, Nze Amaku listed the non-conversion of this cadre of teachers as one of the major challenges of his administration.
Among the more than 20 challenges he listed facing the school heads are the fencing of schools, non-promotion of principals to salary grade level 17, non-issuance of salary pay slip, and others.
Amaku called on the government to assist in overcoming these challenges.
He, however, thanked Gov. Rochas Okorocha for sustaining the free education and paid glowing tribute to education officials in Imo State, past and present, in waking his tenure a success.
He said that his executive successfully hosted the South-East MCPT sponsored quiz and essay contests, among others.
Chairman of the occasion, Mrs. Genevieve Amam, scored the out-going president high and urged in coming executive to borrow a leaf from them.
The new Bro Cyprian Ogu, commended his predecessors and promised to not only improving on their legacies but to explore new frontiers.
Comrade D.O. Iwuagwu was elected secretary.
Presenting a paper on |poor funding: a major threat to successful implementation of free and qualitative education in Nigeria”
Chinyere Bernadette Nze PHD, observed that the education system is in crisis and described the sector as a disaster capable of setting Nigeria backward for decades if not checked.
She called on ANCOPSS to articulate a paper to Gov. Okorocha on the issue of education funding.