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Place of education in national development

By  Lola Omowaye & Bukola Olamona
Education have been described as the foundation of all national development.

A retired  Permanent Secretary in Ado Ekiti, Elder Tayo Aluko disclosed this  during a three day  workshop organised by  FULBRIGHT ALUMNI,Abiona Doyin and Aluko Yewande  with the  support of United States Consulate,Lagos state for secondary school teachers in the state.

The  three day workshop titled ” Teaching Beyond The Curriculum”  was held at Francis Idibiye Hall of the Federal University of Technology, Akure(FUTA) and  had not less than 100 teachers in attendance.

Aluko  said the standard of education has decline drastically  hence the need for the workshop.

According to him:” No doubt, many reasons have been adduced for this, ranging from the parts played by the students  to the corrosive effects of the care free attitudes of both the teachers and the government”.

Aluko who described the workshop as  relevant and not time bound said  stakeholders in education sector should ponder on the standard of education system in the country.

He said in as much as  everyone want the best from the teachers, government must do the needful.

The Rtd Perm Sec commended the effort,courage and the determination of the  two young minds and the American Embassy in Nigeria that have done so well in investing in education to salvage it .

In an interview with one of the organisers, Miss Abiona Doyin  who said they are from Ondo and Ekiti state posited  that it is part of their obligation to give back to their society what they had received  and this is the area they deemed fit.

According to her’ we apply for grant at the USA consulate, Lagos and we were granted and so this is the result”.

She said, at the end of the workshop, they hope the teachers will go back to their schools and also train other teachers  on how to effectively carried out their teaching assignment beyond the curriculum.

Abiona enthused that the workshop is a skill that the teachers need to acquire to be able to effectively delivered their teaching and to be able to  get feedback  from their student as teaching is in two way thing.

Participants at the workshop from different school described it as apt,as it is different from an ordinary workshop and it will go a long way to  to help them on their jobs.

A Mathematics teacher from Adegbola  Memorial Grammar School,Akure, Mrs Juliet Tedeke,who said she  gained a lot during the workshop said if the organiser as young as they was could think of doing this, there is nothing stopping the teachers from sacrificing to help the students.

“The teachers needs to make extra sacrifice to improvised in terms of teaching aids and materials. We are supposed to take the kids as ours and  help them with visual aids  and teaching aids that can assist  them” she added.

Another teacher from St Peter’s Unity Secondary  school, Akure, Mrs Balogun Olayinka described the workshop as an eye opener which will  enable her to  be a better teacher.

    Some of the topics at the workshop are classroom management, student leadership and personal development, Assessment, Evaluation and Feed back, Students’ Learning style, Emotional Intelligence, Teachers Attitude and Passion and many more.

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