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500 NTIC Teachers For 2018 Annual Workshop In Abuja

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In its drive to have quality teachers, the Nigerian Tulip International College (NTIC), last Thursday said 500 of its teachers had been listed for the 2018/2019 academic session annual Teachers Workshop scheduled for Abuja.
Principal, NTIC, Ogun State Chapter, Mr Ercan Yilmaz told newsmen in Lagos that the workshop would hold between August 27 and August 31.
Yilmaz said external resource persons were invited to train the teachers who were drawn from all the branches of the schools across the federation.
He explained that the workshop had been designed to equip the teachers with knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school and wider community.
The principal noted that some of the topics outlined for the training included English phonology: stress pattern, psychology in classroom, pragmatic ways of teaching grammatical names and functions, differentiated learning and Pros and Cons among others.
According to him, it was also a platform designed by the school to integrate newly recruited teachers with the older teachers to enable them learn from their vast knowledge and experience.
“The workshop which is an annual programme, is an avenue for our teachers to collaborate in a bid to share knowledge, assess their work in previous sessions and examine the work for the new session.
“This is to enable them to learn and adopt improved methods of teaching and impacting knowledge both from the resource persons and older colleagues,” he said.
Yilmaz said the teachers were expected to write an examination at the end of the workshop and would be assessed by an examiner to determine their proficiency and area of improvement if need be.
“Our policy is that our teachers who are expected to teach the students must first undergo an examination to determine their proficiency because it is what you know that you can teach.
“Such teachers’ examinations are repeated in our local chapters three times a year and teachers are expected to always perform better than in their previous assessment,” he said.
Newsmen reports that Nigerian Tulip International College was formerly Nigerian Turkish International College with 16 branches across Abuja, Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Kaduna and Yobe.

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Ikpeazu Charges Stakeholders To Sustain, Improve Gains Made In Education

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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has challenged the state’s Ministry of Education to rise to its co-ordinating responsibility that will build stronger synergy amongst major stakeholders in the education sector.
He said the synergy must align with the global vision of producing children capable of being society’s desirable leaders of tomorrow.
Ikpeazu who gave the charge during a meeting with education managers in the state at his Aba Lodge identified capacity building, conducive learning environment and harmony among the education stakeholders as the leading factors toward the vision of bequeathing qualitative education for Abia children by his administration.
He noted that the setting up of the Continuing Education Center for teachers training, renovation of about 700 classroom blocks, the building of four model schools, procurement of smart boxes to enable Abia State Universal Education Board (ASUBEB) startup with the digital teaching platform for Abia children were all aimed at equipping school children for their future endeavours and enable them compete favourably with their peers.
The Governor also disclosed that plans have already been concluded to establish a Garment Factory within the year in addition to Enyimba Automated Shoe Factory which will produce uniforms and shoes for school children
He described them as motivations towards realising and sustaining high public school enrollment which the State’s School Feeding Programme has achieved.
He also reminded the stakeholders of the need to adopt innovations and technological ways of teaching that will expose the children to the current and dynamic learning trends of today’s world, adding that education is a pillar and enabler to any career which his administration recognised and adopted even to the point of formalising artisanal shoemaking.
Contributing, the Deputy Governor, Sir Udo Oko Chukwu expressed appreciation to the Governor for the immense interest he has shown towards improving the education sector which he described as a paradigm shift to the global challenge, and encouraged the education stakeholders to complement these efforts by restructuring the school system of the state.

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Anambra Begins Recruitment Of Primary School Teachers

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Anambra State Government has commenced recruitment of 500 teachers into primary schools across the state to enhance teaching and learning.
Chairman, State House of Assembly Committee on Basic Education, Hon. Ejike Okechukwu disclosed this at the House of Assembly complex in Awka during an interactive session between the committee and Head Teachers in Aguata Local Government Education Authority.
He explained that the recruitment exercise would fill the gap created by primary school teachers who had retired from active service and improve the standard of primary education in the state.
He assured that all challenges outlined by the Head teachers hindering the progress of primary schools across the state would be tackled to the barest minimum to ensure the upliftment of education standard in the state.
Okechukwu encouraged the teachers to remain dedicated to duty and shun all forms of sharp practices that could portray the state in bad light.
Reacting, Education Secretary, Aguata Local Government Education Authority, Lady Ijeabalum Obi commended government’s performance in education sector.
She explained that the meeting offered the teachers and the committee the opportunity to brainstorm on ways to sustain the state’s legendary performance in education and tackle issues bordering on teachers welfare.
In a vote of thanks, Mrs. Ebere Nwankwo from Eziagulu Primary School, Ekwulobia appreciated the committee for living up to expectations, pledging the teachers’ preparedness to follow the lawmakers’ directives.

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Educationist Wants Early Introduction Of Art To Learners

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Director of Studies at Pampers Private School and Rainbow College, Dr. Olayinka Oduwole, has said Art should be introduced to children in the early years as it aids physical, cognitive, and behavioral developments.
Oduwole in a statement made available to The Tide, said Art was a creative expression that nurtures the imagination and allows children to externalise their feelings.
To celebrate Children’s Day this year and improve learners artistic skills, he said the  learners of Pampers Private Schools and Rainbow College published a joint e-book titled, “A Collection of Stories by Pampers Private School and Rainbow College.”
“Through painting, sculpture, collage, music, dancing, acting, clay, drawing, or any other medium, art is a way for children to work through emotions,  make decisions, and express their ideas. It should be introduced to children in the early years to aid physical, cognitive, and behavioral development. When children work together on art projects, they interact and share with their peers. This collaborative work promotes social learning.”
He explained that  children who performed arts regularly had been noticed to control their emotions and expressed the same in productive ways.
“Manipulating art materials provides children with a sense of freedom while encouraging focus and concentration, this informs the rationale for the promotion of art education and creativity as the bedrock of Rainbow College curriculum plan and implementation,” he said.

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