Briton Urges Buhari to Give Teacher Training Attention

Written by Elvis Boniface

A British educationist, Mr. George Bowery, has called for better training of Nigerian teachers.

Bowery, who urged President Muhammadu Buhari to emphasis on the training of teachers, noted that it was key to improving the standard of education in Nigeria.

He also cautioned that the era of writing on blackboard was over.

Bowery, who is the Principal of Funtaj International School, Abuja, stated this at the institution’s recent graduation.

The educationist, who had taught in Malawi and Kuwait before coming to Nigeria, said the era when teachers wrote on the blackboards, while students copied them was over.He advised that there was the need for Nigerian teachers to be conversant with modern techniques so that they can meaningfully affect their students in line with global practices.

Bowery said, “I was surprised when I came to Nigeria and saw how teachers were doing their jobs. They had no exposure to new teaching techniques. Here, teacher talks and pupils write in their books. That is not an efficient way of teaching. At Funtaj, we have evolved fresh learning methods. Here, the pupils are the centre of learning and not the teachers.”

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