Ogun trains 750 science, technical subject teachers

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The Ogun Government says it has concluded plans to introduce an improved methodology in teaching Science subjects in Senior Secondary Schools and State Technical Colleges.

Mrs Abosede Ogunleye, the Permanent Secretary, Ogun Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Abeokuta on Friday.

The permanent secretary noted that the state government had mapped out plans to commence the second phase of training for 750 Science and Technical subject teachers across the state.

Ogunleye explained that the new methodology was necessitated by the shortfalls observed in the teaching of science subjects and the need to improve on them in line with global best practices.

She added that the training was sponsored by the World Bank through the State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP).

She disclosed that the Progressive Mathematics Initiative -Progressive Science Initiative approach was modified and developed for Ogun State by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning in the United States of America.

Ogunleye further hinted that the second phase of the training had been scheduled for end of July.

She added that the 750 beneficiaries of the first batch of the training which were drawn from all the 20 Local Government Areas of the state would partake in the second phase.

“The training is meant for over 2,000 Science, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers in the state.

“It is designed as a ‘train the trainers’ method such that the beneficiaries of the training would train the rest of the teachers,” she said.

The Project Coordinator, Mrs Mosunmola Owo-Odusi, stated that the classrooms for teaching of science and technical subjects would be upgraded with relevant digital equipment and resources. (NAN)

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