July 19, 2018

New blood needed in teaching profession – Director, Westminster College

By Elizabeth Uwandu

Chief Johnson Barovbe, Director, Westminster College, Lagos, has called for the infusion of young, dynamic and competent people into the teaching profession, noting that it would be injustice if students were taught using the old method. He made the call during the school’s 16th anniversary recently.

Present at the valedictory service/graduaion ceremony were Prof. Joseph Abugu, Prof. Esther Obiageli Ugoji, Mrs Emoubo Goodie Ibru, HRM De Wheno Aholu Menu-Toyi I, the Akran of Badagry Kingdom, Rev. Prince Ufford, acting Chairman, Parents-Teachers Association, and his wife, Mrs Judith Ufford, among others.

At the event which saw Owhojeta Oghenetega clinching the best graduating student in academics award, having scored 267 in the just- concluded JAMB exam; Tini Oyinugha bagging neatest graduating student , and Miss Great Ufford, being awarded the most active graduating student, Chief Barovbe attributed the success of the school in terms of moral and academic prowess, to restructuring and the appointment of young, active vibrant  staff  that included Mr. Famous Imemesi and Miss Victoria Efedi, as principal and vice-principal respectively as well as a new English Language teacher.

His words: “Our core purpose is to transform lives and foremost in that objective are the lives of those who come here to learn.

“However, this academic year in particular has been very challenging for us as we engaged in a major staff restructuring aimed at making us better equipped for the future.”