Abuja— The National Orientation Agency, NOA, has urged school principals, headmasters and teachers to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda by imparting the right values in their students.
Mr Mike Omeri,the Director General of the agency, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, yesterday in Abuja.
According to him, school teachers should use their roles to support government’s transformation agenda by imparting the right values in their students.
Omeri said that the essence of producing transformational teachers was to impart the right values that could shape the character of the students to secure their future.
He added that imparting the right values would benefit the future leaders and the educational system.
The NOA boss stressed that human capital drives and determines the pace of development of any nation and challenged teachers to execute their tasks with all diligence.
Omeri said that teachers are to build human capital via professionalism and vision for the future.
He said that they should therefore be resolute in grooming students for a better society.
“Teachers must correct the malaise in the educational sector by cultivating the right values in the students”, he said.
He urged government to select teachers who were ‘teachers by choice’ and not just by certificate, adding that competence and not certificates made good teachers.
NAN reports that NOA had, on April 18, commenced mobilisation of principals of secondary schools to stem unpatriotic behaviours and vices among the students.
Omeri said the programme with theme: “Moral Rejuvenation in Schools”, became necessary as a result of moral decadence being witnessed across the nation’s secondary schools, adding that such would no longer be tolerated.