By Gid Ahanonu
School principals who were recently admitted into the Imo State branch of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) have been advised to live up to expectation and not to tarnish the image of the organization.
President of ANCOPSS in Imo, Sir Cyprian Ogu, gave the advise in Owerri when he welcomed the 30 school heads into the fold.
Ogu urged them to be obedient to authorities and to attend meetings regularly to be acquainted with the trend in the school system.
He directed them to register with the state ANCOPSS and consult with senior principals when the need arises.
Each of the principal was presented for induction by his or her out going zonal leader. The zonal leaders included Obiyo Frank, for Owerri sub zone 1, Chief Patrick Amakiri for sub zone II, Mrs A.N.S. Iwuala and Mrs Clara Omumonu for Orlu I and II, respectively, while that of Okigwe was handled by the state secretary, Sir Iwuagwu Damian.
New zonal executive officers were, however, inducted at the ceremony.
The immediate past president, Nze Godwin Amaku, enjoined the new principals and new zonal executives to shun whatever would bring disgrace to the organization and to embrace hard work to be productive through cooperation.
“To whom much is given, much is expected”, he added. The state chairman of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Engr. Napoleon Aniche, also expressed his gratitude with the new principals and the executive.
Notable among those inducted were Rev. Fr. Patrick Iwuchukwu and a foremost science teacher Mr. Ellington Nwaogu.