Ogun state government has revealed its readiness to partner with the Chemical Society of Nigeria to train chemistry teachers across the state on the 21st century teaching skills.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu while receiving the executive members of the association in his office, said that government would continue to partner with academic association in order to sustain standard in the teaching and learning activities.
The commissioner posited that it was important for government to organise regular trainings and workshops for teachers and practitioners, while also putting in place activities for learners to improve themselves.
“It is not out of place to organise regular training and workshops for teachers and practitioners to improve their teaching skills, particularly in science subjects which our learners seems to run away from, probably due to the way it was presented to them”, the commissioner submitted.
He said that government would continue to support training programme that are geared towards improving teaching and learning activities in schools.
In his address, the Southwest Deputy Vice President, CSN, Dr. Isaac Sewanu Bankole pointed out that the association was created to protect the chemistry profession and also propagate the study and practices of chemistry in the country, this he explained encompasses subject teachers in secondary schools.
He revealed that the training would helped teachers to be enhanced with 21st century skills of teaching chemistry, opining that the workshop would tremendously improve learners scores in the subject.
Meanwhile, technology has been identified as tools needed to proffer solutions to social problems, improve ideas, innovation, and also tackle unemployment, these has been said would helped to ensure better living .
The Commissioner made this known while playing host to the management team of the Technology Incubation Centre, Abeokuta, he said learners at a young age should be made to start thinking science, technology and innovation as a necessary tool for self development.
In his remark, the Centre Manager, Teaching Incubation Centre, Mr. Olusola Adebayo explained that the programme was a federal government initiative to nurtured start-up and growth of new innovative businesses and also stimulates entrepreneurship culture amongst the young ones.