Teachers in public schools in Lagos State have been trained on best practices to adopt when schools finally resume after months of closure because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs Unit, Lagos State Ministry of Education, in a press statement, said the seminar which held virtually with the theme ” Mitigating strategies against Erosion in the Education sector ” was to upgrade the teacher’s skills for resumption.
Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, the State Commissioner for Education, said the objective eas to make the teachers more relevant and productive despite the school closure.
“The objective is to remain relevant and productive during post-COVID era, hence the urgent need to equip our teachers with necessary skills to face and overcome challenges posed by the pandemic becomes imperative, ” she said.
Adefisayo counseled the teachers to consider the challenges they may have faced in managing their pupils when they return to the classroom after the long stay from school. She said, some of the students might have experienced hunger, sexual abuse, domestic violence, emotional, social and psychological vices.
She, therefore, urged the teachers to show love to and reassure their pupils that this phase cannot hinder their bright future.
The training covered three key areas —Graphology–An Essential Tool in Predictive Learning; Effective communication for developing and maintaining an all-round stable learner and Child’s Right, Laws (Where to find for the unstable learner).