Lagos begins training of teachers

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos


The Lagos State government has kicked off a ten-day training for about 2,400 teachers in the primary school sector.

This is part of effort by the state to improve and enhance quality of education as well as provide a template to galvanize a standard education in the State.

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu was speaking at the opening ceremony of the ‘EkoExcel’ program, an event organised by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education, LASUBEB.

The Governor who was represented by the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo explained that the whole essence of the program was to deliver on the commitment of equity, by closing the gaps between the rich and the poor and ensuring access to quality education for all.

Governor Sanwo-Olu mentioned that every child must have access to good and quality education stressing that government would continue to provide an atmosphere for this to be achieved.

The program according to the governor is funded by the state government to ensure teachers are retrained and up-skilled with its scope of delivering a data driven Education management, teachers training professional management, curriculum scaffolding, social mobilisation among others.

Earlier, the Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King said that the programme came about after due consultations with critical stakeholders in the education sector on how to transform teaching and learning in the State.

Alawiye-King noted that the State is poised on how to improve on teachers quality and performance, so that the overall objective of making teaching and learning more effective for the 21st century would be realized.

“This training programme is very crucial in enhancing and upscaling teacher’s learning and professional development. The training will equip teachers with the needed resources to complement the traditional ways of teaching and to keep pupils more engaged on classroom activities.” Chairman said

He stressed that the program would equally afford teachers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the technological device to be deployed in public primary schools and aid administrators in the effective administration and management of schools.

Chairman LASUBEB maintained that teacher’s learning is a continuous process that stimulates thier teaching skills, mastery of new knowledge, development of new proficiency, which in turn, help improve pupils learning outcomes.