Not less than 300 public school science teachers have recently received training in the use of instructional materials with practical usage of scientific methodologies by the state government.
The training was facilitated by Science Ambassadors Foundation (SAF. and Home Edutainment Network with support from the Faculty of Science and the Department of Chemical Engineering both of the University of Lagos. The Teacher Establishment and Pensions Office (TEPO) in the Lagos State Ministry of Education also supported the event by mobilising teachers.
Coordinator of the training, Mrs Peace Nnabugwu, told EduCeleb.com that the five-day training was meant to empower the teachers on how to teach students in simple scientific terms to make science more interesting.
She said the training captured science teachers in Basic Science, Basic Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Biology and Mathematics.
“We are contributing our quota in the education sector to ensure that our science teachers are abreast of modern scientific teaching techniques,” she said.
“Science is not abstract or history, so its teaching process has to be fun and interesting for absorption by the learners , who are the students in our case.”
“An enthusiast teacher will influence a happy learning environment and with such a training, the number of students excelling in science will increase.”
According to her, the teachers were taught on how to use household items and materials such as paper, syringe, cup of water, straw, among others, to improvise on practical science.
Among facilitators at the training were seasoned and experienced teachers and administrators.
EduCeleb.com gathered that the teachers at the training praised TEPO for identifying with the proposal of the training providers towards improving the quality of learning.