The Lagos State government has partnered the British Council to train school principals and teachers in capacity building.
While disclosing this on Thursday April 23, 2021, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, stated that the training aimed at making teaching and learning fun for students and teachers in the state public schools.
Expressing the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration to transforming the education sector, Folashade said, “The government is committed to revitalising the education sector and ensuring teachers are trained continuously for enhanced productivity, performance and complete development of pupils.”
Mrs. Adefisayo noted that the initiative was a transformative plan of the government towards exposing the teachers to core skills and international best practices that will aid effective teaching processes and create better strategies towards problem-solving and enabling the students to enjoy classroom activities.
“This programme will help the teachers adopt means of actively engaging the students to creatively strategise and proffer solutions to their classroom related duties, making learning very easy and fun for them,” she stated.
The commissioner, therefore, encouraged the participants to maximise the opportunities provided by the government and adhere to the various innovative strategies learned from the training to enhance service delivery in their respective classrooms.
The Project Manager (Schools Education) British Council, Mr. Jatau John, expressed optimism that the teachers will effectively utilise the knowledge derived from the programme in their respective classrooms, adding that their commitment and zeal towards learning 21st Century skills is quite impressive.
He said that after the training, teachers were expected to engage the learners to think critically and proffer solutions to global issues, making them develop skills that are relevant to the needs of the society while commending the various proactive measures and investments of the State Government in the educational system.
Appreciating the State Government on behalf of other participants, the Principal, Badagry Senior Grammar School, Mr. Ibitoye Ibikunle stressed that the programme was of great importance as they have acquired new methods of imparting knowledge and engaging the students actively in modern and digital skills towards a better future.
Ibitoye said the participants were highly motivated by the various sessions and ready to utilise the knowledge they have garnered in the classroom.