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Udu LEA secretary organizes retraining programme for teachers
By Henry Ubus
Towards strengthening the teaching of Mathematics and Science Education at the Primary School level, the Secretary Local Education Authority, Udu local government council, Mr. Daniel Tishene has organized a 5 day re-training program for all classroom teachers in the 41 public primary schools in the area with a charge to keep the fire of academic excellence burning.
Addressing the teachers during the flag-off ceremony, the LEA Secretary, Daniel Tishene said that the whole world accords the teaching profession as a very special profession because lives of children who are future leaders from all walks of life are in the hands of the teachers who serve as social engineers that mould human beings, stressing that with the enormous task place on the shoulders of the teachers, adequate measures or steps have to be taken so that required proper foundation is laid for teachers to carry out their assignment.
According to Tishene, ‘’materials and methods needed to build the primary school foundation on which every other profession would be laid required adequate attention that is what led to the introduction of the strengthening of Mathematics Science (SMASE) initiative as the roles of science and technology in the development of any nation cannot be overemphasized’’.
Tishene who enjoined all teachers in Udu Public Primary Schools to take the workshop seriously and embrace the new knowledge and methods of teaching and writing of lesson notes, reiterated that the resource persons from Asaba and facilitators are wonderful sets of persons who have put in their effort to make the programme a huge success.
Declaring the retraining programme open, Executive Chairman of Udu local government council, Hon. Chief Jite Brown (JP), represented by the Vice Chairman, Hon. Justice Iyasere lauded the Udu LEA Secretary for organising such a comprehensive workshop aimed at further enhancing the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains of Udu Primary Public Schools teachers, urging the participants to take the workshop seriously ‘’because other subsequent levels of education rely on the foundation of the primary education.
One of the facilitators of the workshop, Mrs. Efenarhua Charity said that at the end of the workshop Udu Public Primary Schools Teachers will be abreast with contemporary methodologies in teaching Mathematics and Sciences as well as how to improvise instructional materials where the conventional ones are not available among others benefits.
Present at the occasion were: Mrs. Philomena Ededey 1st Board member of SUBEB Asaba represented by Mrs. Judith Ugen, Mrs. Chukwuma Anna who represented Chief Inspector of Education Udu local government, Mr. Austin Efeoyibo Chairman Udu UUC Education Committee, Comrade Johnbull Gbejegbe Secretary Udu NUT and Vice Chairman Udu UUC Education Committee, Mrs. Excellence Miller, Secretary Udu UUC Education Committee, and Mrs Charity Randy, representative of the Supervisory Councillor for Education, Udu Local Government Area.
Others are management staff and departmental heads of Udu LEA including Mrs. A.R.C Ekpe, HPM, Mrs. Owhonoma- Keremor Josephine, Accountant, Mrs. Abu Tina, Internal Auditor, Comrade Orevwegbaiku Johnson, HOD academic services, Mede Esther, HOD PRS, Mr. Moses Effi, HOD social mobilization, Mrs. Owevwehwe Christiana, HOD quality assurance among others.