Lagos State Headteachers, Officers Receives Modern Technique Training Ahead of January 18 Resumption.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has commenced the training of headteachers, school support officers on modern teaching and learning techniques, in preparation for the January 18 resumption for primary and secondary schools in the state.
The training which took place at the Maryland complex office of LASUBEB started on Wednesday, had in attendance, 150 school support officers and 350 headteachers while the facilitators were chosen from tertiary institutions across the state.
The Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, charged the participants, whom he described as burden bearers, to get themselves acquainted with modern information communication technology.
He stated that the training’s major focus was helping the participants to do a quality assessment and empower them with necessary modern learning techniques.
“We are proud of you as our support officers, we see you as our burden bearers. This training is part of our teachers’ development program and we are using the pyramid model.
Alawiye-King said, “Part of what this training aims at is helping you to do your assessment which includes the contribution assessment which entails your ability to monitor what is happening in the school and give value for money; the assessment focuses on the result which is about teaching and learning outcomes”
He advised the support officers to see themselves as team members who were to offer professional supports to schools.
“What we are using now is the quality assurance model. We need to focus on four realization stages which is the recognition stage; identification stage which is to identify the magnitude and quantum of the challenges; preparation stage entails preparing ourselves and trying to use the best of the model to address the challenges, and the last is the activation stage which is all about applying all you are learning here. You must get yourself acquainted with ICT”.
The Head of Sections, Basic Education Quality Assurance, Kosofe Local Government Area, Mr. Roberts Akinola, who was also a participant said, “It has been an interactive and brainstorming session. It is a timely service training program aimed at sensitizing supporting officers on how to carry headteachers along and the main focus is on the child. We are in the system because of the children and how to make an impact in a child-centered learning system.”
The headteacher of Pedro Primary School, Shomolu, Mrs. Rachael Adesina, opined that the training was to ensure that participants and other stakeholders realized the importance of quality learning.
She said, “There should be developments in such a way that both teachers and leaderships can bring out the best in the schools and learners.”