Nigeria-Uk/May 30, 2023/By: Amaka Anagor/Source: https://businessday.ng/
Determined to strengthen the capacity of private school educators in Nigeria, the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) Nigeria has partnered with Afrikindness UK to train Nigerian teachers to be up to date with industry trends.
Speaking at a recent virtual Teachers’ Training Workshop, Yomi Otubela, national president of NAPPS, said the partnership with Afrikindness will encompass other intervention programmes that will help to assist the development of education in particular in the country.
According to him, the hybrid workshop will focus on the new trends in education such as digitalisation, modern parenting techniques, and the use of Artificial Intelligence in learning, appropriate ways to maintain discipline among the Z generation in the school system and staff welfare packages.
Otubela said aside from the training workshop, Afrikindness UK will also be offering technical support by serving as the panel of judges to grade the essays submitted for this year’s NAPPS Children’s Day Essay Competition.
He said it will form part of Afrikindness’ contribution towards investing in the future of the children.
“NAPPS as a forward-looking association will continue to collaborate with Afrikindness UK and other organisations to impact Nigeria’s education space,” Otubela said.
Bunmi Owolabi, chief executive officer of Afrikindness said the capacity-building workshop for teachers and parents is a proactive step towards investing in the children.
“By equipping educators and caregivers with the necessary tools and techniques to foster a culture of inclusive education, we will be laying a solid foundation for their growth and development. We understand the critical role that teachers and parents play in shaping the minds and hearts of children, and it is our collective responsibility to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to create an inclusive learning environment,” Owolabi said.
She further said that by investing in the professional growth of educators and empowering parents with valuable insights and strategies, the partnership is ensuring that children receive the support they need to thrive.
Owolabi said the mission of Afrikindness is to foster positive racial identity development and promote kindness in children as well as young people.
She added that by organising a free capacity-building training workshop for teachers in Nigeria, held in celebration of Children’s Day, the organisation will take a significant step towards fulfilling its mission.
“We understand that investing in the professional development of teachers directly impacts the quality of education and the holistic development of children in Nigeria,” she said.
Owolabi said teachers will gain invaluable knowledge, skills, and tools to create inclusive learning environments that cater to the diverse needs of their students.
According to her, teachers will learn effective teaching techniques and strategies, identify and address barriers to learning, and acquire adaptive teaching methods and classroom styles to meet the needs of all learners.