24 hours after receiving the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) from president Muhammadu Buhari, the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust fund TETFund Sonny Echono, has been conferred a fellow of the Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning NAEP.
At the investiture on Wednesday in Abuja, the National President of NAEP Professor Hauwa Imam, said the award was in recognition of his exemplary leadership in the education sector, quality assurance, and service delivery to society.
Professor Imam said other distinguished administrators in the education sector were also awarded as fellows to encourage excellence in policy implementation
She explained that the programme was organised to enable scholars and practitioners to fashion out new strategies for effective policy implementation
‘’Over the years, the Nigerian education system has been plagued with problem, not because of the absence of good policies, but the implementation of the policy’’. Prof Imam stated.
The Executive Secretary of TETFund Sonny Echono, noted that the fellowship is a worthy recognition of efforts to restore a culture of planning in the general administration of the education sector.
He noted that the new career path policy approved by the federal government has made it compulsory for those who aspire to be administrators of educational institutions, to possess the necessary professional exposure and registration.
‘’We also believed that those who are entrusted with responsibility for administering our institutions should not only have academic qualification, but also have professional knowledge and skills, as well as continually develop themselves, to imbibe good practices, improve accountability, prudence and judicious use of resources at their disposal’’ . Echono said.
Writing by Daniel Adejo; editing by Seyi Ajibade & Julian Osamoto