The Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA) has commenced a capacity building training for its school teachers. The 3 – day Training Workshop commenced on Tuesday 16 April 2019 in Abuja with the theme “Higher Orders Thinking and Teaching Skills – A Recipe for National Development.”
The Staff development programme is aimed at promoting professionalism amongst teachers of DEPOWA Schools in order to enhance their efficiency in the teaching profession.
The DEPOWA President, Mrs Omobolanle Olonisakin who declared the event open, identified effective teaching and learning as key proponents to students’ development. She added that the workshop would further expose the participants to current teaching trends both in critical thinking and research.
Mrs Olonisakin called for the integration of higher order thinking skills into schools’ curriculum. This, she said would aid students to think logically in decision making, as individuals or group.
She encouraged the teachers to actively participate in the various stages of the course to enable them apply the knowledge gained in their teaching.
Speaking also at the opening ceremony, Mr Kunle Olatunji of IB8 Venture Limited, a co-facilitator for the workshop, said teachers are critical stakeholders to nation building, noting that the steady growth in the educational system will help school children become responsible future leaders.
A total of 53 teachers, mainly from the DEPOWA Daycare, Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools, are participating in the ongoing capacity building workshop alongside Instructors at the DEPOWA Skills Acquisition Centre. The first edition of the teachers’ workshop was organized under the current DEPOWA leadership in 2017.