A specialised training workshop aimed at equipping rural teachers with modern 21st-century teaching methodologies was orchestrated by Ms Favour Egbadekwu, an accomplished teacher trainer and school administrator. The two-day event titled “Rural YetGlobal” was conducted from August 18th to 19th, 2023, at the Idoma Community Secondary School, Otobi Akpa, in Otukpo Local Government Area.
This initiative, generously supported by Professor Ogah Steve Abah, the Akpa Community Development Association, and AkweyaTV, drew participation from approximately 43 educators hailing from both primary and secondary schools within the Akpa District.
Elevating Educational Strategies
In the spotlight of this ambitious initiative was the District Head of Akweya, HRH Chief Pastor Wilson Ahola, who lauded the convenor for her commendable efforts and urged the attending teachers to approach the training with dedication. He emphasised that educators wield significant influence over their students’ minds and, by extension, their intellectual development. Chief Ahola stressed that nurturing young minds is a profound responsibility.
These sentiments resonated deeply with the National President of the Akpa Community Development Association (ACDA), Maurice Adiga. Accompanied by the OCDA president, Hon. Scoty Anyebe, Adiga implored the teachers to embrace digitalisation, an evolving global trend, while also exhorting them to infuse passion and integrity into their teaching methods. He urged educators to treat their students as they would their own children.
Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUJ), Mr Mark Onuh, extended gratitude to Ms Favour Egbadekwu for her altruistic contribution. He commended her for bringing this invaluable training to their doorstep without the need for travel, which is often required for similar workshops conducted in urban areas.
A Well-Rounded Experience
The workshop was not limited to lectures; it included interactive sessions and physical exercises tailored to the teachers’ needs. At the culmination of the training, each participant received a certificate of attendance, symbolising their commitment to enhancing their teaching prowess.