This news was culled from The Nigeria Tribune Newspaper’s publication of February 18, 2021
The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OyoSUBEB) has commenced the training of language teachers and non-formal education centre facilitators across the state, in partial fulfilment of the execution of Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA).
The Executive Chairman, Oyo SUBEB, Dr Nureni Adeniran, said the programme was facilitated in conjunction with the World Bank and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), for proper training of the facilitators for the task ahead.
Dr Adeniran, who revealed this at Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan, during the opening of the training taking place at different centres, said the training would target participants from 21 local government areas of the state for the BESDA programme.
Adeniran explained that the training was designed to prepare the facilitators on necessary lessons, observation checklist, stimulate pupils’ interest in subjects, cultivate thinking skills, as well as mastery of content and lesson plans.
According to him, the training will also bring sanity into the learning process through improvement of teaching methods and eradication of out-of-school children on the streets of Oyo State.
Dr Adeniran revealed that the programme would also be of advantage to children of school age who either do not have access to schools, or are dropouts from public schools.
The Oyo SUBEB chairman said children in Islamic schools would benefit from the training intended to make them literate and equip them with basic knowledge at their centres.
His words: “This exercise is crucial to the basic education sector of Oyo State and is taking place across the 21 local government areas of the state.
“We hope that this will certainly enable our non-formal facilitators gain knowledge of new teaching methods as it is applicable to BESDA. This will also take the education system to greater heights in our dear state.”
Dr Adeniran commended the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde for giving priority to the education sector, particularly for supporting the board in its efforts at removing out-of-school children from the streets.