Discipline Has Increased In Our Schools – Osun Govt

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The Osun State Government says that discipline has increased in schools across the state within the past eight years.

Commissioner for Education, Mr. Wasiu Omotunde-Young, made this known on Thursday during a press conference.

“There is no rational observer that will not realise that discipline has increased in our schools in the last 8 years,” he said.

According to him, the Rauf Aregbesola’s administration has recorded achievement in the educational sector of the state.

The commissioner explained that the performance of secondary school students in the 2018 West Africa Examination Council, WAEC has improved.

On infrastructure, Omotunde-Young stated that the government has provided toilet facilities to pupils across the state.

“Our school is to train students to be able to think and become a problem solver. No single government has touched education in the last eight years especially in terms of capacity, human development, and physical infrastructure, like this government.

“The schools that were built before Aregbesola did not have toilet.We are confident that things will continue to improve,” he added.

Buhari Visits Shagari In Sokoto

BuhariThe presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), was in Sokoto State on Saturday to visit former president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

The visit was to celebrate with the Second Republic President, whose 90th birthday was on February 25, while General Buhari was away in the UK.

General Buhari seized the opportunity to explain why he missed the February 25 date.

“Your Excellency, my coming today is to felicitate with you over your 90th birthday anniversary. I have personally sent a letter to you informing you that I was in London and hope the letter was delivered to you.

“I would have loved to come with some of our colleagues who were here earlier but for my trip to London where I went to have some rest after campaigning in all the 36 states of the federation in addition to several townhall meetings.

“I pray Allah to grant you good health and more fruitful years ahead,” Buhari said.

He described Shagari as a great nationalist, lauding him for his commitment to Nigeria’s peace and unity.

The Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, who accompanied the APC presidential candidate to Shagari’s Sama road residence alongside other members of the APC in Sokoto, also highlighted Shagari’s virtues of discipline, humility and nationalism.

Former president Shagari was full of smiles and gratitude to his visitors. He also urged Nigerians to continually pray for the peace and stability of the country.

He wished General Buhari success in his political ambition.

Buhari overthrew Shagari during his civilian regime in a military coup on December 31, 1983.

Time Management Is Key For Organisational Progress – Linus Okorie

A Leadership Capital Consultant, Linus Okorie, has said that any organisation interested in making progress must take the concept of time mamangement seriously adding that the Chief Executive Officers must champion the cause to “make each day count”.

Speaking on the importance of time management in business, Mr Okorie said “if a man does not have a purpose for waking up, sleeping becomes interesting”.

Focus as well as setting objectives are key to achieving goals, which Mr Okorie emphasised when he added that “for anybody who wants to make a difference, the first thing that the person must do is to first of all set clear cut objectives and goals, or big vision, that he or she would want to accomplish over a period of time and then put the discipline on his/herself in order to be effective in managing self”

“Once that is clear in your mind the issue of time management will no longer be an issue at all”

He explained the importance of time management to organisations, stating that organisations that would succeed must understand the global practices when it comes to time management because thy deal with deadlines, service delivery and customer satisfaction.

“There must be value for time,” and so “each day must count”

This can be achieved when the Chief Executive Officer sets the agenda for what must be accomplished for the day, with timeframe set for each task.

Legal Profession Will Implode Without Discipline – Lawyer Warns

The Former Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Ikeazor Akaraiwe has warned that the spate of unethical practices calls for caution else the profession may be destroyed.

Speaking on Channels television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr. Akaraiwe stated that one of the major challenges during his reign in the association was the issue of lawyers receiving money from clients and not carrying out instructions for which they were paid.

He opined that sanity must be restored to the profession even at the grassroot level.

“If we do not discipline our profession, the profession is going to implode.” He said.

He further stated that a legal system saturated with corrupt and unqualified practitioners is not permissible.

“We cannot seem to have a situation where lawyers receive fees and monies from clients and fail to (with impunity), carry out the instruction for which they were paid. We cannot have situations where people sell their clients land and refuse to hand over the proceeds.” Mr. Akaraiwe said.

Mr. Akaraiwe, who disclosed he was once Chariman of the Enugu branch of the NBA before becoming the VP of the association, revealed that “the volume of petitions against lawyers at the branch level is overwhelming.”

He advised the The NBA President, Mr. Okey Wali, to start sanitizing the association beginning from the branch levels. He should “ensure that the branches become more responsive in dealing with issues of indiscipline.” He stated.

He lamented the occurrences of unqualified practitioners in the field and advocated that the NBA approves before any lawyer sets up a chamber.