Mobile teaching in Ondo secondary schools takes off
In its bid to enhance higher performance by its students in internal and external examinations, the Ondo State Government has commenced a special mobile teaching scheme to complement efforts of permanent teachers in secondary schools across the state.
While briefing newsmen in Akure on Monday on the success recorded at the take off of the scheme, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade stated that the exercise was specifically designed to give quality practical teaching of mathematics and science subjects to students in remote areas in the state for the purpose of improving their performance in both internal and external examinations as well as national and international academic competition.
Akinmade, who was accompanied by his education counterpart, Arch Jide Adejuyigbe and representatives of the mobile teachers, said they are currently operating in Ondo West Local Government Area of the state. Giving details of the initiative, Adejuyigbe, said the scheme has been tested in about eight local councils out of the existing 18 with success.
The mobile teaching of difficult concepts in mathematics and science, Adejuyigbe said, was initiated by the current administration to complement the efforts of the teachers in the schools by mobilising a team of professional scientists and science laboratory equipment from the State Education Resource Centre in Akure to teach difficult topics, especially in the rural communities in the state
The education commissioner stated that it is the right of students to have qualitative education and reciprocate the good work of their parents who he said are predominantly farmers that are providing food for people in other sectors of the economy.
Adejuyigbe lauded the efforts of mobile teachers and enjoined them to see their profession as one that is critical to determining not only the future of the students but also the future of the nation in general.
He further submitted that any dereliction of duty on the part of the teachers would have negative impact on the future of both the students and the nation.
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