The Chairman, Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Olatunde Okewole has assured of government’s continued collaboration with stakeholders to keep teachers abreast of global best practices in the basic education sub-sector.
The Chairman who stated this during a courtesy call to his office by the Teach For All Team, from the United States of America, noted that the programme was apt, as it had impacted positively on the pupils, adding that the Board was impressed by the conduct and teaching techniques of the Teach for Nigeria Fellows (TNF), assigned to some selected public primary schools in the State.
While soliciting for extension of the programme to other public primary schools, the SUBEB boss hinted that the board had resolved to adopt and train its teachers on some of these teaching methods.
The founder, Teach for All, Mrs. Wendy Kopp, said the programme which had been embraced globally, began 30 years ago, with a view to improve on the inadequacies in teaching techniques practised in schools, in order for the pupils to attain their full potentials.
Appreciating the State Government’s unflinching support for the programme, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Teach For Nigeria (TN), Mrs. Folawe Omikunle, noted that TN was a global programme which had improved the pupils’ academic performance in the State.