By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Pioneer Principal of the Bishop Onabanjo High School Ashi Bodija Ibadan, Mrs. Modupe Adeleke has advised Teachers in the country to inculcate discipline and act of God in their students ,
Mrs Adeleke gave the charge while speaking as the special guest at a week-long programme in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Bishop Onabanjo High School Ashi Bodija.
The former Principal stressed that the fact remains that teachers will face special judgement in heaven over the pupils put in their care to raise.
She emphasized that without doubt, teachers should be able to teach morals in the students in their care, saying, “we should be able to manage them well, we should be able to inculcate the act of discipline in them.”
“I don’t expect to be honored by students that I was so strict with while I was their principal. You remembered that I was so strict to the extent that any student that is not on assembly ground as at 8am then, will not be able to make it to classroom talkless of having the privilege to receive lectures”, she said.
Mrs Adeleke added, “that is how teachers should operate, we should inculcate the act of God in those children, we should be able to manage them well, we should be able to inculcate the act of discipline in them”.
“Teachers should be able to teach morals, I saw one of the students of recent and I was so happy because he had told me that he is now an architect and imagine we started this school then without laboratory and the student I’m talking about said he was one of the pioneer students of this school, that makes me more happier.”
Speaking further, the former Principal said, ” I was able with the help of the Parents Teachers Association to contributes meaningful to the lives of those children and today I’m happy to have done that”.
Mrs. Adeleke then commended efforts of the old students association of the school for thinking about renovating their Alma Matta, saying, ” I’m so happy for the level of development I met here today, and also feel honored to have been able to make it to this event as one of the award recipients”.
Oyo State Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Barrister Olasukanmi Olaleye, while speaking disclosed that the state government is currently working on repositioning the schools in the states.
Represented by the Special Assistant to Governor Makinde on Students Affairs, Mr. Victor Olojede, the Commissioner stressed that henceforth there will be no room for collection of any illegal fees in schools across the state.
At the programme, the old students association of the school commissioned five rooms toilets for students, renovates Block A building of the school that comprised of three staff rooms, two vice principal offices, and 18 classrooms.