By Dayo Adesulu
IN its continuous efforts to blaze the trail in the education sector in Nigeria, Olashore International School has started a special training programme for carefully selected teachers across the country. The programme , tagged, The Teacher Training Programme (TTP), which kicked off last Saturday in Iloko Ilesha is meant to infuse special training skills on teachers who are carefully selected across the country as well as teachers from partner schools.
Olashore International plans to run the programme termly in major locations in Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Warri) including the host community of OIS, Iloko-Ijesa, where the pilot edition will be held.
Among other objectives, the Olashore TTP programme aims to foster a healthy and mutual relationship between Olashore and participating schools; provide an outlet for participating teachers to share personal teaching experiences and improve their skills; create a networking platform for teachers and as well serve as a meeting point for public and private school teachers
The OIS TTP is a social resresponsibility initiative geared at creating a forum where teachers in public and private schools can engage in cross fertilization of ideas on self development and greater classroom effectiveness. The forum which is facilitated by Bradford College trained Master teachers from Olashore International School, will allow discussion that focuses on areas that range from providing resource materials, participant interaction, teaching methods to strategies on planning.
Olashore International School, in its quest at becoming the centre for teacher training in Nigeria, continues to redefine learning and teaching methods in schools. One way this is being achieved is the OIS Teacher Training Program. The program is a 2-session training on improving the pedagogical skills of participants and reinforcing excellent teaching practices in the classrooms. Participants are drawn from partner primary schools and public primary schools in rural areas where opportunities for such training may be unreachable.