Lagos TESCOM ‘aligned with the new normal’


The Chairman, Lagos State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mrs Elizabeth Olabisi Ariyo has emphasized that TESCOM has become a force to reckon with in tackling unforeseen circumstances and surmounting challenges that could face the organisation and the Government, especially as it affects the Lagos Teaching Service.

This, she said, was demonstrated during the COVID-19 lockdown that brought about disruptions in the academic calendar as the Commission was able to migrate the Teaching workforce to align with the “new normal” via online platforms.

In her words, “I make bold to say that TESCOM has in the past few months demonstrated it’s readiness and optimum capacity and capability to handle any situation with desired results.

She made this assertion during the 1-Day Refresher Programme organised for Commission Members and TESCOM Management, adding that the establishment has been able to train the large number of Officers in the State, Online, for improved service delivery.

While appreciating the unflinching support of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his forward looking Cabinet, she could not but shower encomiums on the Commission’s immediate Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Toyin Idowu Awoseyi and the entire TESCOM workforce for the success recorded so far.

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“I must confess that all the achievements could not have been possible, but for your well-intentioned commitment, diligence and hardwork.

In her opening remarks at the epoch making event, the erstwhile Permanent Secretary,TESCOM, Mrs Toyin Awoseyi, called on participants to be committed in moving TESCOM forward to better the lots of Teachers in the State.

“Make up your mind to be a bridge, to finish well, be impactful, have a champions mentality, be a plus and not a minus, become indispensable, never allow complacency to get hold of you, stretch yourself always to beat your hitherto hailed accomplishments.”, she enthused.

Speakig further, Mrs Awoseyi affirmed that TESCOM needed people who are ready to go beyond the call of duty to handle the critical, rather than the convenient .

In her welcome address, Mrs Roseline Adesioye, representing the Permanent Secretary at the event, noted that the Refresher Programme could not have come at a better time when the year is winding up and Organisations are taking stock, evaluating performances in preparation for another year, adding that it was another opportunity to learn, re-learn, unlearn, unwind, relax and refresh ourselves, assess and evaluate our activities and achievements and rub minds with the purpose of charting way forward.

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The Programme which was held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), CBD, Alausa, Ikeja, had seasoned facilitators from the Public Service who took participants through various topics in professional and administration.

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