The Executive Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education
Board (SUBEB), Prof. Femi Akinwumi has directed head teachers of
public primary schools in the State to conduct resumption tests for
pupils in their schools to assess their preparedness for the new term.
The SUBEB Boss who gave the directive while monitoring schools in
Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area, stressed the need for the board to
ensure quality assurance in schools through rigorous monitoring and
inspection of schools in the state to assess the impact of the massive
infrastructural development embarked upon by the State Government in
Schools and the robust training programme for teachers in last two years.
Prof. Akinwumi also directed that Parents,Teachers Association PTA
meetings should henceforth be held after school hours to curb undue
interruption of normal school hours.
Charging teachers to be close to their pupils to know their
challenges, Akinwumi noted that teachers who foster positive
relationships with their students create classroom environments more
conducive to learning and meet students’ developmental, emotional and
He similarly advised them to imbibe effective communication strategies
with parents of their pupils, stressing the need to be able to
effectively contact parents of some pupils that have not resumed
school for the new term.
He noted that positive connections between parents and teachers have
been shown to improve children’s academic achievement; social
competencies and emotional well-being, adding that affected pupils
tend to demonstrate better social skills, have fewer behavioral
problems and a greater ability to adapt to situations