Adeleke pledges continuous training of teachers 

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has reiterated the need for continuous training of teachers on effective strategies for teaching in the classroom.

To this end, he stated that about 600 English Language and English Literature teachers have been successfully trained across the state, for onward transfer of knowledge to students in their schools. 

The special adviser to Governor Ademola Adeleke on Education, Hon Teniola Lanlehin, who organised the workshop titled: ‘Professional Development Workshop on Effective Strategies for Teaching English Language and English Literature,’ said the workshop was held in Osogbo/Ikirun zones in the central, Ife/Ilesa zones in the east, and Iwo/Ede zones in the Osun west senatorial district.

Speaking at the final edition of the workshop at Ede, Wednesday, Lanlehin said the poor performance of students in English Language and English Literature is worrisome, hence the decision to embark on training for the teachers.

She expressed optimism that the training would help teachers impart knowledge to the students in a friendly manner that would enable them to perform better in the coming external examinations.

“We want to teach them strategies they can use in the classroom to make learning meaningful and to expose them to methodologies of teaching and engage the students properly.

“We target 600 teachers. It is going to be a continuous thing because we need constant training of our teachers to support them. After all, it takes a lot of passion to do what our teachers do,” Lanlehin said.