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21st August, 2021

Complementing Government’s effort in laying solid foundation in basic education is our goal – Rotarian Badejo

In responding to the disruptions caused by Covid 19 pandemic in education sector, Rotary Club of Ikeja recently trained some primary school teachers in Ikeja Onigbongbo and Ojodu LGEAS. The teachers were trained on the usage of various E- learning platforms on effective classroom delivery and 2ist century teaching skills. The Ikeja branch Chairman and also the host, Rotarian Adegbenga Badejo explained that due to the pandemic, a new world order emerged which emphasize little contact with human being ; this also affect the affect the method of teaching. He further explained that this new world order encourages impartation of knowledge with little or no contact with learners and this forms the basis of the digital training. He concluded by saying that such a noble venture would complement government’s effort in laying basic foundation in the Education sector. The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo who was represented by Mrs. Grace Akinfoyewa, Director Science and Technology avers that Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu believes Public Private Partnership would move education forward and that the two critical factors in any school system is the quality of leadership and the teachers. She therefore charged the teachers to seize the opportunity of the training in improving their teaching skills. The LASUBEB chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-king commended Rotary club for being part of the education revolution in the state by expanding the frontiers to knowledge through the training of teachers. He went further to say that the demand on quality education outweighs the supply but a club like Rotary is helping to Increase the supply. One of the facilitators, Mr. Emmanuel Naye of Chips, Bits and Bytes revealed that it is easy to deploy technology in the classroom but without training teachers who are the major stakeholder then it is as good as not being there. Mrs. Bisilola Ajala, a teacher from Ojodu Primary School said the use of interactive board in teaching would help all learners, be it kinetic learner, auditory learner or a visual learner. Another teacher from Adeniyi Jones Primary school, Mrs. Maryam Musa-Balogun promised to do away with abstract teaching by making learning real and concrete. The highpoint of the day saw some Rotarian visited some primary schools in the Area.