Participants at the three-day workshop on content development and capacity building for senior secondary school teachers in the state had identified lack of updated curriculum in schools, as bane of effective teaching-learning process in public schools.
Majority of participants at the workshop opined that it is absurd that teachers, who are to impact knowledge on students are not even aware of certain developments in the education sector, especially in the area of curriculum development.
They called on the state government to give provision of curriculum to schools in the state priority,with a view to enabling teachers to be adequately equipped for the task of impacting updated knowledge in students of public schools.
The three-day workshop included paper presentations on areas such as, curriculum development, capacity development, factors influencing curriculum development by Mrs. Tinubu Olubunmi, Mrs. Adeleke Moyoade and Dr. C. Odejobi.
It also featured curriculum talk in humanities, sciences, social sciences and vocational and technical education.
The workshop, which was organised by the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, was attended by teachers in both private and public secondary schools in the state, irrespective of the strike action in the state.
At the Wednesday session, participants at the workshop were divided into groups to discuss issues impeding effective teaching-learning process and come out with possible solutions to the problems.
They were also directed to prepare model lesson notes, which could possibly be used to prepare notes for schools in the state.
In her closing remarks, on behalf of the governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Mrs.OlubukolaOpakunle, lauded the efforts of the state governor and the deputy governor, who doubles as the Commissioner for Education to turn the education sector around positively.
She stated that the intention of the state government was to make the sector a functional one from its present status of stupour.
“We believed that after this workshop, participants would return to their various schools, to implement what they benefitted from the programme and enhance the teaching-learning process positively”, she stated
Opakunle further commended the zeal of the participants at the workshop, saying their responses showed that all hope is not lost towards revamping the sector back to its glorious past.