All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) has disclosed that it has trained over 1,000 principals across the North Central Zone on administration, management and curbing examination malpractice in schools.
ANCOPSS North Central Zonal Chairman, Mr Kpotun Kudu, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Lafia at the opening ceremony of the Mandatory Continuing Professional Training (MCPT) of the organisation for North Central principals.
Kudu said that the organisation was established, among other things, to train and re-train principals in order to function effectively in their daily administrative management.
According to him, one of the objectives of the organisation is to publish findings on matters affecting education considered to be in the public interest.
Kudu said ANCOPSS was determined to raise the standard of post-primary education through dedication to duty and other methods deemed by the confederation to promote excellence.
He noted that the organisation was also committed to complementing governments’ efforts in promoting quality education at all levels through workshops, seminars, schools quiz/essay competitions, among others.
He said that the confederation urged all principals to embark on research that would proffer solutions to the numerous challenges facing the education sector.
Kudu described Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State as “education-friendly governor”. And commended him for his commitment to improving the sector,
On the school feeding programme, Kudu said it was poorly executed in some states, adding that some individuals had taken advantage of the programme to siphon government money.
He, therefore, advised the government to set up monitoring mechanism and also punish those who had deviated from original plan of the programme.