Rotary club trains 41 teachers on modern skills and technology

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Rotary club trains 41 teachers on modern skills and technology
Rotary club trains 41 teachers on modern skills and technology

The Rotary Club of Abuja has trained 41 teachers in the modern skills, ideas, and techniques needed to transform the country's education sector. Abuja Rotary Club founding president, Adeotun Amori, said the move was necessary to improve teacher performance in line with global best practices.  Amori was speaking at a joint workshop on basic education and literacy organized for 41 teachers from Stella Maris Kindergarten and Primary School in Abuja.  “Our goal is to act by building community capacity and working closely with schools to support their work to improve education,” he said. Supporting teachers is key to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4. `

 Amori said the workshop aims to educate and inspire teachers, introducing new concepts, ideas, methods, practical skills, and techniques. “It will inspire students and students, improve classroom outcomes and ultimately ensure quality education,” he said.  Stakeholders at various conferences called for creative teachers to positively impact their students and raise productive adults.  Dr. Adebayo Kolade, writer and former President of the Rotary Club of Abuja Imperial, has called for a transition from the conventional teaching style to a more creative one.  According to Kolade, teachers can stimulate an enjoyable environment by introducing new ideas. For his part, Dr. Olukayode Obayomi said that in the past, primary school students considered science subjects to be difficult and abstract sciences because of the way teachers guided them through the subjects.  Obayomi said teachers need to develop problem-solving skills and not just teach certain subjects in an abstract way. He emphasized that primary school teachers need to instill in students a love of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), which is the key to sparking a passion for innovation.  “A good foundation needs to be laid at the elementary level, which is the beginning of education and the foundation of our education system for STEM teaching,” he said. Obayomi points out that being creative and being able to instill some problem-solving skills in students will make them see math as a very user-friendly subject that will contribute to technological and technical breakthroughs in the Nigerian economy.  

Also contributing, Dr. Adefunke Ekine, Associate Professor of Children's Education, Tai Solarin Teachers College, Ogun State, identified the age from 0 to 8 years as the most important stage of development of children. The Principal of Stella Maris Elementary and Kindergarten in Abuja, Mary Ugwu, congratulated the Rotary Club on this gesture.  Ugwu ensures that the teachers will put the knowledge gained in the workshop into practice.