Expert harps on qualified teachers to achieve students’ potential

The Co-founder of Afrelib Academy, Abuja, Joseph Ajuwon, has said without qualified and motivated teachers, children stand very little chances of realising their potential.

Ajuwon said this in Abuja on Saturday on the sidelines of the Afrelib Academy’s 2023 Annual Teachers’ Conference with the theme: “From the classroom to the world: Redefining teaching for the 21st century.”

He said for teachers to stay motivated to impact knowledge on students, governments at all levels must join hands to empower teachers adequately.

According to him, the training was organised to train educators because of their primary contact with the students.

He said, “There are lots of talks about children being the future of tomorrow and that is all based on giving them all the learning they need to know to survive for the future.

“None of that would be possible, no matter how many programmes are run per session, without the teachers who are central to all the learning that happens in the classroom.

“The teachers influence so much about these children. Today’s session is for us to focus on the teachers themselves, on how we can get them to the point where they’re no longer demoralised, disillusioned, disappointed or discouraged about the vocation.”

Also, the academy’s Head of Operations/Programme, Joyce Gomina, said the conference was organised to remind teachers of their call and how much they could contribute to nation building.

“Every nation is as great as the quality of their teachers. We want to remind them to give their best so that at the end, we’ll raise people who will be proud of their experience at school having acquired a lot of skills.

” This is because they came in contact with teachers that are very mindful of making intentional influence and impact on the children they work with,” she said.

An Educational Administrator, Dr Emmanuel Aina, while delivering his keynote address, recommended a review of curriculum for teachers’ education with special attention to technology.

Aina also called for realistic remuneration packages for teachers in order to attract the best to the profession.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference brought together over 80 teachers from different schools across the FCT.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria