The Edo State Ministry of Education on Saturday said it would continue to train public school teachers on contemporary teaching techniques to meet global challenges.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Ms Osayuware Idahosa, made the remark at a one-day seminar for teachers held in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the seminar, titled “Effective Teaching Techniques, Harmonisation of Curriculum, Classroom Management”, was organised by the Association of Model Islamic Schools (AMIS).
Idahosa, who was represented by the Chief Inspector Education, Etsako West, Mr Abudukadiri Ikoghode, said the training would bring the teachers up to date in the use of modern teaching techniques.
She said that government had provided physical structure for conducive learning and teaching, and was moving on to enhance service delivery.
“Service delivery is about meeting the training needs of our teachers.
“If we fail to train our teachers, they will not measure up to modern trends, for educational development.
“If we train them, they will be able to deliver and improve our education standard,’’ she said.
According to her, the state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, is committed to human capital development through the training and retraining of teachers.
The permanent secretary commended the organisers of the seminar and urged other stakeholders to complement government efforts in developing the sector.
Earlier, the Chairman of AMIS, Dr. Tijani Oseni, said the seminar was organised to equip teachers with modern teaching techniques to improve teaching standard in both private and public schools in the state.
“The idea of this seminar is to train our teachers so that they would be better informed and be able to teach the children well,’’ Oseni said.
He said that the association would continue to collaborate with the federal and state ministries of education to ensure that incidence of examination malpractice in schools is reduced to barest minimum.
“AMIS, as stakeholders in the education sector, will continue to partner with federal and state ministry of education to ensure that our children in both primary and secondary schools get the best education,” the chairman said.