by Egwahor Daniel and Monu Donald
School heads have been called upon to always protect government property entrusted in their care.
The Commissioner for Technical Education, Hon Shola Daibo, made this call during a one-day workshop organized by the Delta State Ministry for Technical Education, for teachers in the technical colleges across the state on strategies involved in the generation of test items for the 2022 promotion examination at the French Language Centre in Asaba.
The Honourable Commissioner for technical Education in the state, while making this charge, said that the care shown by the school heads in peserving the integrity of equipment entrusted to their care, would go a long way in encouraging government to continue to provide needed resources for the development of the schools.
Speaking on the purpose of the gathering, Hon. Daibo said that the workshop was aimed at fostering uniformity of standard and credibility for the third term promotion examinations across the technical colleges in the state.
She charged the workshop participants to take full advantage of the workshop by coming up with credible, reliable and valid test instruments that would stand the test of time even as she urged them to demonstrate absolute confidentiality, resourcefulness and integrity in pursuing the task.
Dr. Ayo Vaughan; a curriculum implementation expert who was one of the facilitators at the workshop, while delivering his lecture, tutored the participants on the nuances and technicalities involved in test generation and harmonization using practical steps.
An ICT specialist, Henry Edegua, another facilitator at the event ferried the participants across ICT platforms on strategies and techniques involved in test item generation.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Moses Bragiwa, while giving his closing remarks assured the participants of the Ministry’s readiness in making sure that technical colleges in the state run with uniform curriculum that conform with best practices in technical education.