IN continuation of its ‘Linking Teachers Welfare with quality and standard’, the Girls Education Mission International (GEM), has trained over seventy teachers and supervisors drawn from six Local Government Areas in Southern Senatorial Zone of Plateau State. The organization in collaboration with the Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board, funded by TY Danjuma Foundation organized the training tagged; “2021 Teachers Training Plateau State” at the Headquarters of Shendam LGA from Monday April 12 and ended Friday April 16, 2021.
Speaking shortly after the Closing Ceremony, the Executive Director of GEM, Mrs. Keturah Shammah, described the training as enriching and impacting because participants were trained in some of the school curriculum and how to protect the rights of learners in schools.
She said, “looking at the present condition of education, we discovered that the quality of education is gradually going down and we thought it is important for the Teachers’ capacities to be built for effective and better learning and performance of Learners.
“We were able to train them on effective use of Modem curriculum of the Universal Basic Education and digital literacy. They were also trained on how to protect the rights of learners and how to conduct themselves as teachers and role models to their fatherland”, Shammah highlighted.
She, however, expressed concern that the level of digital literacy of teachers in Southern Zone was not encouraging and called on the government to ensure that the capacity of teachers in the zone was properly built in that aspect, because out of the participants, only a few of them have this knowledge.
GEM in collaboration with PSUBEB through TY Danjuma Foundation, have similarly carried out such trainings for over sixty Teachers in Northern Senatorial Zone of the state from October 5 to October 9, 2020 and donated over six hundred textbooks, while this recent one in Southern Zone, a number of White Boards were donated.
On his part, the Program Officer Mr Otache John Emmanuel, who is also the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, called on Government, Civil Society Organizations and spirited individuals to support GEM in their quest to change the daunting educational narrative of the country and these children by equipping teachers.