No fewer than 4,000 public school teachers across Ekiti State concluded a training programme tagged, Teachers Professional Development Programme (TPDP) organized by the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) yesterday with a call on participants to embrace new initiatives that would boost their intellectual capacity.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the programme, chairman of SUBEB, Prof. Modupe Adelabu, said the capacity training programme is geared towards improving the basic skills and techniques of teachers.
“Teachers like other professionals all over the world are expected to be exposed to modern trend and techniques in teaching and learning in order to update their knowledge,” she said.
The SUBEB boss said 60 schools drawn from eight local government areas were taken as samples and teachers from the schools were observed during the training.
“Recent socio-political and economic changes across the world and within nations have brought about changes in educational goals. So, the new approach is pupils or leaner-centred, where the learners cannot be treated as empty vessels, but will be made to receive skills, knowledge and attitudes through guidance, encouragement and motivation,” she said.
She added that SUBEB hired the services of credible institutions as facilitators for better training of the participants. She urged the teachers to use the skills and experience acquired during the training to transform the lives of the students.