Tutor General Tasks Teachers on Innovation as Education District I Marks Association Day
An appeal has gone to teachers to jettison old teaching method and embrace use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and other innovations to get the best out of their students.
This charge was given by the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary Lagos State Education District I, Barrister Margaret Solarin, during the Subjects Association Day of the District held at the Government College, Agege.
‘I use this medium to further encourage you to enhance your capacity in the aspect of technology usage for teaching. Browse the internet, discard old notes, get new notes, use interesting audiovisuals during lectures’, Solarin counselled, saying use of innovative techniques makes students remember better.
She also implored teachers to interact with more ICT compliant colleagues while embracing collaboration.
‘Allow your students explore their creative abilities. Let them think critically. A lot of young people are doing so well in the various aspects of Technology. Don’t limit them to lecture notes only. You will be surprised they can actually do more’, she added in her address at the occasion which has the theme Capacity Enhancement Through The Use of Technology in The 21st Century Teaching and Learning.
She also commended the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu, and the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, for their commitment to the development of education in the state.
About 18 subject associations took part in the event which featured march past, presentation of instructional materials on the various subjects and displays by the teachers and their students.
The Mathematics Association of Nigeria (MAN) emerged first overall followed by Biology Teachers Association and the Egbe Akomolede Yoruba which came second and third respectively.