Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, has counseled teachers in the Lagos State Post-Primary Teaching Service to embrace technology in order to be able to improve learning outcomes in the state education sector.
Sanwo-Olu, speaking during a virtual training of teachers tagged, ‘Eko Educators Webinar Performance Series 3.3,’ said teachers were key change agents who would be remembered for shaping future generations of leaders.
“This is the era of technology and it is working well for us. Technology has become a very strong tool that we cannot do away with in our everyday lives. With technology, we can think locally and act globally”, he said.
Sanwo-Olu also pledged 20 cars to deserving teachers across the six education districts of the state.
The governor added that great teachers were always remembered for the lives they shaped and their students becoming role models to be proud of.
Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, said the quality of teachers was extremely important to the success of any school system.
Adefisayo applauded Lagos State teachers for their continuous self-development, urging them to bring the best out of every child who may have gone through the different degree of trauma during the pandemic.
Mrs Elizabeth Ariyo, the Chairman, Teaching Service Commission, in her address said the webinar was a conscious effort of the commission in improving teaching styles, enhance the teaching profession, turn around the life of children, and ultimately, impact on their future.
“The platform portends to address teachers’ wellness and wellbeing, update them with trending facts to update their teaching skill, and has had notable distinguished personalities of interest in the public service and society at large to discuss issues,” she said.