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Experts harp on importance of re-training teachers

By ESTHER ONYEGBULA

In order to build the capacity of teachers and to raise the standard of education in Nigeria, which has become a source of worry to stakeholders, the Lagoon Secondary School, in collaboration with Fine and Country International Realty, recently organised an educational and personal training for teachers in Lekki, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.

In her opening speech, Ms. Naomi Garcia, Head Teacher, The Lagoon Secondary School, stressed the need for capacity-building for teachers via educational training, especially teachers in government-owned schools, so as to equip them to impact knowledge and character in their students so as to boost their self confidence.

Speaking at the event, Mrs. Udo Maryanne Okonjo, CEO, Fine and Country International Realty, noted that the training is aimed at equipping public schools with the tools for moulding minds and character, which will ultimately help in national transformation.

The training had several presentations by renowned educators and facilitators like Tessy Okafor, Director, Quality Assurance and Research Development Agency Nigeria; Ify Awagu, Udo Maryanne Okonjo, CEO Fine and Country International others.

In her presentation on Training the will, Ify Awagu noted that despite the harsh economic situation, educators and teachers must go the extra mile in moulding the character of pupils to appreciate positive societal values and norms.

“In the life of every child, there is a period when it is easier to learn certain virtues, hence it is important that during lesson plan and preparation, teachers must include methodology that will help guide children in their care in making positive life and educational choices and remould their character.”

Speaking on Professionalism and morality of human acts, Tessy Okafor said a professional teacher uses right judgment in classroom control and expertise in learning and preparation.


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