Teachers handling Chemistry subject in secondary schools in Ogun State have been advised to be creative and adopt modern teaching methods that would enhance students’ understanding for optimal performance in both internal and external examinations.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, who gave the advice while playing host to members of Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), Ogun State Branch, at her office in Abeokuta, noted that the abstract nature of the subject made it necessary for both teachers and students to search through the internet facility for up-to-date findings and solutions to problems.
While applauding the society for organising workshops for chemistry teachers in the State public secondary schools, the Commissioner promised that government would always support and cooperate with it towards making the teaching and learning of the subject less stressful.
“Chemistry teachers should look beyond classrooms and go into research using the Google and e-library for solutions to problems. On our part as a Ministry, we shall do everything possible towards ensuring a successful outing of your workshop,” she counselled.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Alhaji Sefiu Rasheed, thanked the society for organising the workshop, expressing the hope that the programme would have positive impact on the teachers and students.
Earlier in his opening remark, the Chairman of the Society, Mr. Sewanu Bankole, said students’ poor performance and their lack-lustre attitude towards the subject, prompted the workshop, adding that such gathering would broaden their horizon and open their minds to modern methodology in teaching.