The Women of Dignity & Girls of Honour Empowerment Initiative has called on the government to restore the Teaching Profession to bring about national development.
The Executive Director of (WODGOH) Mrs Adekunle Olaide Racheal advised Teachers to utilize modern teaching techniques and be at par with technological advancements in their profession.
She stated this during the award presentation to celebrate Teacher’s appreciation day in Bwari, FCT.
The theme of the program is “The Transformation of Education Begins With Teachers”.
Speaking further Mrs Olaide, said education has transformed from conventional teaching to technical, skilful, professional and virtual education.
” Technology had redefined every aspect of our lives at a dazzling speed, hence the need for Teachers to play a critical role in the advancement of the digital age. The world we live in now depends on the training of skills
Education today includes writing, ideation, imagination, and critical thinking skills”, she added.
The Executive Director disclosed that educators must understand the skills required to take full advantage of a world almost completely dependent on Technology.
“United Nations(UNESCO) recommended the theme to honour the efforts made by teachers during the pandemic.
No society can grow beyond its educational attainments. Our well-being as a nation depends on the level of development in the education sector”, Mrs Olaide said.
The Educational Secretary of Bwari Area Council Mr Isuwa Tanko, who was represented by Mr Steven Dada the HOD PSS, noted that Teachers are agents of transformation.
” For any major transformation to take place, there must be an agent, and also a set of targets. Meaningful development in all sectors requires the involvement of quality Teachers. We want government, NGOs and Parents to take female education seriously, as it is the only tool for good transformation”, he said.
A staff of the Vocational Training Center, Mrs Naima Abubakar urged the government to improve the welfare of Teachers.
“People in the Teaching Profession are usually neglected in this part of the world. Am urging Teachers to keep up with the good work and not relent in good deeds. Inadequate facilities is another challenge which must be properly looked into, for the education sector to move forward”, Abubakar stressed.
An Awardee from Government Secondary School Bwari, Mrs Owoh Patient, said her major priority is to develop the mindset of the student and positively inspire them.
She appreciated the management of WODGOH for the sensitization and enlightenment program.